Monday, July 21, 2014

Is It Rocket Science? 2

The following two quotes, containing divergent Israeli army estimates of Hamas rockets fired at Israel, and those intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system, appeared on page 14 of The Weekend Australian, July 19-20, 2014:

"The IDF told The Weekend Australian that in the first 10 days of the war Hamas had launched 1389 rockets towards Israel. It said 86% of rockets headed for population centres had been intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system." (Gaza invasion raises all-out war fears, John Lyons)

"Since the latest violence began before dawn on July 8, at least 1048 rockets fired from Gaza have struck Israel, and another 282 have been shot down by the Iron Dome air-defence system, army figures show." ('Regret' as Ban ramps warning to Tel Aviv, AFP, MCT)

Either the Murdoch press, or the Israel Defence (sic) Forces, or both, are mathematically challenged. I'm opting for the latter.

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