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Israel predicts few casualties from war with Iran | World news | guardian.co.uk

In News, Politics on April 3, 2012 at 07:39

Iron Dome

Israel predicts few casualties from war with Iran 

How about the Iranian Casualties? Or the likelihood that the “success” of  preventing Iran’s Nuclear facilities lasting more than 5 years? How about just learning how to deal with a nuclear Iran?

Israeli security officials have estimated the number of casualties in Israel as a result of a military conflict with Iran would be fewer than 300.

An assessment presented to the security cabinet last weekend anticipates three weeks of rocket and missile attacks from Lebanon and Syria, as well as probably Iran and – to a limited extent – Gaza, according to reports in the Israeli media.

The projected death toll, although significant in a country with a population of 7.8m, is lower than earlier estimates.

The Israeli defence minister, Ehud Barak, last November sought to allay fears of a high number of civilian casualties in a conflict resulting from an attack on Iran. “There’s no chance in such a situation for 500,000 killed, not 5,000 or even 500 killed,” he told Israel Radio.


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