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March 14, 2016 2:44 am

Frightening Figures: The Number of Terrorists and Weapons in Gaza

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Fighters of the Hamas Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. Photo: Wikipedia.

Fighters of the Hamas Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. Photo: Wikipedia.

Palestine Press Agency has an article listing the size of the major militias in Gaza.

According to the article, there are more than a million weapons in Gaza, and more than a million land mines. That means there is more than one weapon for every man, woman and child in Gaza. But these are spread out among some 50 militias, causing fears of a massive bloodbath should a civil war break out.

The Hamas al Qassam Brigades has between 18,000 and 24,000 fighters. (The article lists some of the weapons Hamas has, and includes the fake tank!)

Islamic Jihad’s Al Quds Brigades has between 8,000 and 14,000 fighters.

The Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades (PFLP) has 3,000 fighters.

The National Resistance Brigades (DFLP) also has 3,000 fighters.

The list does not include the number of members of the Al Aqsa Brigades, the Brigades of the Mujahideen, the Dughmosh clan or the Nasser Saladin Brigades, among many other terror groups.

There are perhaps 275,000 men in Gaza between the ages of 19 and 40. This means that one in six men of fighting age is a member of a terror group.

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  • Sam Harris

    Att: Bibi, don’t wait destroy Hamas’s capability now !

  • B. Koplen

    Maintaining such an arsenal and outfitting so many “fighters” must cost a fortune. Who foots the bill? What does America’s leadership think about this information and the harm it can cause?

  • Theodore Crawford

    That means that there are allegedly 4 times more weapons in Gaza than there are men of fighting age to use them. That 1 out of 6 is a terror group member is a conservative estimate. G_d help Israel!

  • Richard E Sherwin

    I hope this pleases the UNRWA educational and health directors of Gaza. Nothing like a quantitative report on the success of their rather expensive endeavors, let alone the rewards of all the hard work theyve put into their students denying all this. I assume when the civil war does break out theyll deplore Israel’s non occupation of the Strip, and blame us (they dare not blame Egypt or Qatar) for Gaza’s bloody imitation of Syrian multiculturalism.

  • stevenl

    This may be more than in the US/individual! What about women terrorists?
    Al these troops have main purpose is for the control of the population just like in J & S.

  • Lia

    Even more reason to pray!

  • Steve Levin

    A religion of hate and a culture of death.