· 30 senior Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad operatives
· 19 command centers
· 980 underground rocket launchers
· 140 tunnels used to smuggle weapons
· 66 tunnels used for terrorist activities
· 42 Hamas situation rooms and bases
· 26 weapons workshops
· Dozens of long-range rocket launchers and launching sites
In Israel's south during Operation Pillar of Defense there were 1,790 instances of property damage resulting directly from rocket and mortar shell fire. Places of business, private buildings and homes, vehicles and agricultural equipment were damaged. An estimated 30 families whose homes were hit were moved to hotels. The damage to commerce and industry was estimated at 200 million shekels (about $52 million). Of the approximately 500 factories in southern Israel, only five took direct rocket hits (Haaretz' TheMarkersupplement, November 23, 2012).
Taher al-Nunu, spokesman for the de-facto Hamas administration, told a press conference that according to an initial assessment, 800 buildings in the Gaza Strip were damaged, 200 of which were completely leveled. In addition 42 Hamas governmental and security institutions and structures were destroyed. The total amount of damage was allegedly estimated at $1,245,000,000, of which $554 million was direct damage and $700 million was collateral damage (Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV, November 25, 2012).
*As of November 27, 2012.
Left: Palestinians approach the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip (Safa News Agency, November 23, 2012). Right: Palestinian farmers work the land east of Khan Yunis near an IDF post (Qudsnet website, November 27, 2012).
· Interviewed by Al-Jazeera TV, Khaled Mashal said that Hamas would honor its commitments to the agreement, but that if Israel violated the agreement Hamas would return to firing rockets (Al-Jazeera TV, November 26, 2012).
· Ismail Haniya, head of the de-facto Hamas administration, said that his administration was pleased with the agreement and committed to it. He added that he was proud of the firm stance of the Gazans during the fighting (Qudsnet website, date, 2012).
· Musa Abu Marzuq, deputy chairman of Hamas' Executive Committee, said that the agreement was an achievement for the Palestinian people and for Palestinian unity because it had halted Israel's aggression and dealt with stalled issues (Egyptian national TV, November 21, 2012).
· Izzat al-Rishq, a member of Hamas' Executive Committee, said that the agreement was an honorable victory for the entire "resistance" [i.e., terrorist organizations]. He said Israel had decided on a unilateral ceasefire first in order not to show it had capitulated to the conditions of the Palestinian "resistance" (Al-Quds TV, November 21, 2012).
· Hamas' department of propagandasaid in a statement that Ehud Barak's resignation was "proof" of the victory of the "resistance" [i.e., the terrorist organizations] which had "destroyed" his career. According to the statement, even though he had left political life, he could not avoid responsibility for the "crimes" he committed and that the Palestinians would continue their efforts to bring him and others to trial (Al-Ra'i website, November 26, 2012).
· Abu Ahmed, spokesman for the PIJ's military-terrorist wing, said that Ehud Barak's resignation was a direct response to the "defeat" he and his army had suffered in the Gaza Strip. He also said that in his opinion, as a result the Israeli prime minister might also resign (The PIJ's PalToday website, November 26, 2012).
Statements Regarding Iranian Military Support to the Gaza Strip
· Mahmoud al-Zahar, a member of Hamas' Executive Committee, said that he did not want to deny that Iran had given Hamas arms and money. He said that the money had been invested in developing the rockets which had longer ranges than the rockets given to them by Iran. He claimed Iran had never demanded anything of Hamas and that was why Hamas was willing to accept its support (Al-Aqsa TV, November 22, 2012).
· On another occasion Mahmoud al-Zahar, speaking to operatives from Hamas' military-terrorist wing, said that some of the rockets had been manufactured in Iran. He said Iran supported Hamas with money and arms. He reiterated the claim that Iran had not asked for anything in return but only that the rockets be used "to liberate Palestine" (Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, London, November 24, 2012).
Detention of the Perpetrators of the Terrorist Attack in Tel Aviv
 As of November 27, 2012. The statistics do not include mortar shell fire.
 The statistics for 2008 and 2009 include rocket hits identified during Operation Cast Lead. They do not include mortar shell fire.