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Israel Says Gaza War Cost $2.5 Billion

Israel says its 50-day war against Hamas militants in Gaza cost more than $2.5 billion. Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon told an economic conference in Tel Aviv this week that a large part of the cost came from more than 6,000 attacks Israeli forces carried out on targets in the Palestinian enclave along the Mediterranean, mostly airstrikes. But he said the country also spent $100,000 each time its Iron Dome missile defense system shot down one of the 600 rockets the militants fired...

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