If we borrow the IDF’s claim that more than 12,000 rockets have been fired into Israel in the last twelve years (which I dispute later), we get a kill rate of less than 0.217%. Thus in order to secure a single kill, we should expect to fire about 500 rockets. However, if the goal is to specifically kill Jews rather than foreign workers and Palestinian laborers, then it gets harder. Only 21 Jews have been killed by this method, bringing the kill rate down to 0.175%.
- The math of war (jaypinho.com)
- Lebanon army dismantles rocket aimed at Israel (jpost.com)
- The Hamas-Israel conflict and “disproportionate use of force” (winteryknight.wordpress.com)
- Op-Ed Contributor: Israel’s Tactics and Strategy in Gaza (nytimes.com)