Thursday, January 15, 2009

Shelling the UNRWA headquarters

The news this morning says Israeli forces shelled the UNRWA headquarters in Gaza city.

My first thought was to see if this could be used as a way of measuring the error rate of Israeli attacks. Their stock in trade here has been accuracy. There's always an error rate--perhaps we can estimate use the number of high-profile sites in Gaza City, together with the number of high-profile non-militarized targets, to estimate the failure rate. I supposed that information might be available with a little searching: maybe GoogeMap for the former?

But then it occurred to me: this was the UNRWA headquarters. Given the UNRWA's track record in the area, maybe this was a warning shot. It set two buildings on fire but didn't kill anybody--luck or targetting?

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