Isaac Herzog, a member of the ‘Israeli’ cabinet was interviewed last week on ‘Hardtalk’, a BBC World Service programme. According to Wikipedia, the payload of the Qassam-1 is a half kilogram, for the Qassam 2 it is 5-7 kg and for the Qassam 3 it is 10kg.
Without a hint of shame, Herzog tried to defend Israel’s war crimes claiming that ‘Israel’ suffered 5000 ‘rockets’ over the years of the blockade of Gaza from Hamas. What a lie!
The ‘anger missiles’ sent by Gazans remind me of the ‘missiles’ launched at times by demonstrators against riot police in democratic Europe. I laugh when I see the destruction those so called ‘rockets’ cause.
These rockets mostly fall on empty spaces creating a ‘ditch’ five inches wide and two inches deep obviously caused by impact rather than the explosives charge in them.
The collective and total explosive power of all those 5000 so-called ‘rockets’ is less than the explosive power of the smallest bomb Israel launched on Gaza in the last seven years.
Assuming an conservative average of 5 kg per rocket, multiplied by the 5000 Qassams that the editorialist admits about (the actual number os higher, plus mortars), we get 25,000 kg of explosives in Israel, or 25 metric tons.
If that is the smallest bomb in Israel's arsenal, that would be some arsenal!