Hamas’ short ranged Qassam rockets, which are fired out of Gaza, cost around $550
A new report finds Israel outspends Hamas on military initiatives in Gaza by a massive amount after looking at data from the most recent conflict.
The operation is known as Guardian of the Walls by Israel’s military, and as Sword of Jerusalem by Hamas.
Israel’s operations in Gaza cost the state approximately $37 million every single day – a huge disparity from Hamas, who spent pennies comparatively on the conflict.
Hamas’ short ranged Qassam rockets, which are fired out of Gaza, cost around $550.
The faction’s longer range rockets come with a price tag of around $2,000.
However, an interception to stop these rockets from hitting Israel, through the country’s Iron Dome system, would cost approximately $100,000.
Last week, crucial funding for Israel’s Iron Dome was approved by the United States House of Representatives, with 420 votes cast in favor of the initiative, and nine votes against.
While Hamas spends around $800,000 per mile for their tunnel network, it costs the Israeli military $145,000 for every GBU 28 Bunker Buster bomb employed against the faction’s underground passageways.
During the recent operation, the Israeli military employed a massive aerial bombardment against such tunnels in a strike against a subterranean network known as the Hamas Metro.