Missile defense during Gaza op cost NIS 100M
Yoav Zitun
Published: 27.12.12, 20:48
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1. You don't bother to tell the world
Jerome ,   AKL   (12.27.12)
That the indiscriminate firing of rockets from Gaza is an unacceptable model of warfare. Gaza should have been flatened to the ground after the first rocket. That should have been the response for engaging in an unconventional war. Shabbat Shalom from NZ
2. REMEMBER how the left said Disengagement would save money
Tracy W   (12.27.12)
They argued that protecting Gush Katif settlers was costing too much money. The truth is that settlers were productive farmers and business people that contributed to the Israeli economy. Today those settlers have seen their lives and livelihood destroyed, Jewish lives have been lost as a result of Gaza terror, and the amount of money spent on wars and daily defense against Gaza is immeasurable. This state of affairs will continue indefinitely. But that's not the worst part of it. The worst part is that THE LESSON FROM DISENGAGEMENT HAS BEEN LOST ON MOST ISRAELI LEADERS. The much praised Naftali Bennett is in favor of disengaging from Areas A and B - and so far there's hasn't been even a murmur of public disapproval. On the contrary. Voters adore him. And Likud is contemplating an even worse scenario: the withdrawal from all of Judea and Samaria minus the biggest settlements. Everything is pointing in that direction. .
3. all we got for our 100 million is a temporary lul until next
zionist forever   (12.27.12)
4. Didn't Hamas recently get a $400 mil handout from a
A ,   Belgium   (12.27.12)
Qatari diaperhead? Let Israel make Hamas/Fatah (both terrorists anyway) pay the cost of having the Iron Dome system defend the country
5. To: A at No. 4
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.27.12)
Actually, all they have received is an empty promise. Qatar is not going to risk the financial -- particularly banking -- ramifications of funding a terrorist organization, nor of losing the protection of the United States armed forces. The United States considers Hamas to be a terrorist organization, and United States law is very clear about what happens to countries and/or entities that fund terror. But Qatar never had any intention of doing anything except pay lip service. Lip service, however, does not pay the bills or create jobs.
6. 3 day Gaza mobilization cost - 3 billion NIS.
Miron ,   USA   (12.27.12)
1 day of actual fighting of IDF Army in Gaza - 3 billion NIS / day. So, let's count. Iron Dome effectiveness: 100 mil / 14 days = = 7 million NIS per day. IDF collups passive: 3 bn NIS / 14 days = = 214 million NIS per day. IDF collups active: 3 bn NIS per day. To put the ducks in a row 7 - 214 - 3000 I am not even begining to talk about how much of a cooling effect a combination of effective army IDF is and viable defence Iron Dome proved to be had on territorial demands against Israel. And you know why? Because for pesky 2.5 bn NIS per year Iron Dome, slightly beefed up and regularly maintained provides 24 x 7 x 365 effective defence of Israel at every single dot of land of Israel against projectiles. There isn't one country in the world, aside Israel, with this level of military capability at as reasonable a price point.
7. raytheon laser anti missile system cheaper
Lemmings Hotline ,   sd usa   (12.27.12)
Its time to invest .
8. Let's be smart about this
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (12.28.12)
We already have stopped giving the Arabs the tax money to pay their bills, let's charge them the cost of defending ourselves from the genocide. It would be another first - the enemy paying for the cost of defending from their attacks
9. This is surely the bargain of the decade!Fantastic effort.
Alan ,   SA   (12.28.12)
Now give the boys and girls who manned the Dome decent facilities to relax. They were the stars of the show for sure!!!!!!
10. Rockets
Get Real ,   UK   (12.28.12)
Good that Iron Dome can deal with rockets. It is the instigators of future rocket attacks, their sites and operatives that must feel a harsh offensive response from Israel be that against Gaza and/or Lebanon. West Bank? Important Israel gets it right now.
11. Cost too high
Hmm. ,   Chicago   (12.28.12)
Figuring out how to avoid such expensive, destructive exchanges with Palestinians has to be high on Israel's to-do list.
12. @11 actually on par with 2 day worth of California welfare
Miron ,   USA   (12.28.12)
When do you Chicago dudes plan to give it up to Mexico to pare up the expenses.
13. 2
zionist forever   (12.28.12)
True with disengagement the left like to use the financial argument because its all the got to offer as an excuse. Sharon's decision though was a political gamble that might of paid off but didn't. Bush anted compromises on Judea & Samaria and military aid. Bush was under pressure to be seen as doing something about the peace process and he had the new boy Abbas who he needed to give a sweetener to strengthen show the people he was worthy successor to Arafat who only recently died There was of course the economic argument of protecting 8000 Israelis surrounded by 1 million arabs but in this case it wasn't the main reason. Your looking back on with hindsight we see the gamble didn't payoff so criticise but what if it all went as planned and Gaza became a peaceful border would you still criticise? Politics is not as black and white and reasons for doing something are just as important as the outcome. Far left are obsessed with the peace process and think if we give enough the arabs will love us Tthe far right are obsessed with the land and don't think beyond that. The idea of annexing Judea & Samaria is one thats not been taken because fact is we annex that we HAVE to give citizenship the millions of arabs and that is the end of the Jewish state. We will have just annexed Jewish land its like committng suicide to save a limb. Bennet is looking at this from an idealist point of view and not considering the consequences. We need to leave things as they are for now see how it plays out especially with the arab spring, if Abdullah is its next victim could Jordan is Palestine argument be feasible? We must consider the bigger picture and not look to the idealists on either side for solutions because they are ti focussed on their vision.
14. cost pillar... 100 million NIS
Toledano Jean-Pierre ,   Israel   (12.28.12)
After the report of Human Rights Watch (HRW), in which the Palestinians in Gaza (Hamas,…) were condemned to use their missiles to terrorize Israeli urban centers ... and the 27.12.2012 report by Dichter about the cost (100 million NIS) of "Iron Drome" used rockets to prevent these attacks during "Operation Pillar of Defense" Israel can try to get a financial compensation via the UN. Of course with a little chance, because the Arab-Muslim countries will oppose it, followed by the EU, that recently showed his anti-Israeli feelings during the UN-vote to upgrade of the PA-status in that international body. But, we can try it.
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