Ya’alon: Gaza War Cost Military $2.5 Billion


israel-defense-minister-moshe-yaalonIsraeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said today that the direct cost of the 50-day military offensive in the Gaza was more than $2.5 billion, Arutz Sheva reports.

“The expenditure on Operation Protective Edge – military expenditure, the direct expenditure – is more than nine billion shekels,” Yaalon told an economic conference in Tel Aviv.

“We attacked over than 6,000 targets, more than 5,000 of them by the air force, about 900 from land and sea,” he said referring to tank, artillery and naval fire.

“The terror organizations in the Gaza Strip — Hamas Islamic Jihad and others — had 10,000 rounds at the beginning of Operation Protective Edge,” said Yaalon.

“Today they have about a fifth of that but that’s still 2,000 rounds,” he said, adding that every interception of an incoming rocket by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system cost $100,000.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. $2.5 Billion WOW!!!!! Tax payers money down the TUBE!!!! We, the Taxpayers have always been the ones Footing the Bill, for All government mistakes. The G-dless State of Israel days are numbered. It is time to throw a big party and all say “thank you for what they have done”, helping rebuild Eretz Yisroel. All Jews know the Land of Israel is the Land of the Jews. If this G-dless State would of at least excepted that, we would not be in the current situation. It is this G-dless State, that propped up Arafat & perpetuated the LIE of a Pal State. WOW!!!! $2.5 Billion WOW!!!!!