Friday, November 16, 2012

Operation Pillar of Cloud Israel-Gaza War Map: One - Extended Hamas Rocket Threat Range

Several days ago I found an official Israel Defense Force map showing the range of known Hamas rocket ranges.  The most advanced rocket Hamas had, according to the map, was the upgraded grad rocket with a range of 48 kilometers (30 miles).  However, since the start of the Israel-Hamas War of 2012, Operation Pillar of Cloud, Hamas has been able to strike Tel Aviv at 60 kilometers (37 miles) away and Jerusalem at 70 kilometers (44 miles) away.

The below map was created by me and available for Google Earth download.  I added an extra buffer layer showing the new known 70 kilometer range.  Much more of Israel's population is at risk of being hit.  Fortunately, Israel's nuclear facility is over 10 kilometers (6 miles) still out of range, for now.


4 comments:

Dina said...

Thanks for this. It came as a big surprise when the siren sounded in my village just west of Jerusalem today.

Catholicgauze said...

Dina,
Incoming is horrible. Stay safe! You and your family have my prayers!

Dina said...

Thank you for those prayers. This is one of the rare times that I am glad my kids and grandkids live in Los Angeles and Australia.
During the first Gulf War we all lived near Tel Aviv and were feeling the Iraqi Scud missiles exploding almost every night. We sealed the "sealed room" with masking tape and sat huddled there trying to breath through gas masks until the all-clear siren. The constant threat of possible biological and chemical warheads on the missiles was the worst.

So compared to that, this round with Gaza is not as bad.

ThePast said...

Forward nor flinch nor fear, Israelis. We support you all!

Greetings from a anti-Palestinian student in Hong Kong