Skip to comments.5 years of intifada: 1,061 Israelis killed in 26,159 attacks
Posted on 09/28/2005 3:09:13 PM PDT by SmithL
Terror groups have increased their efforts to launch attacks inside the Green Line, especially in Jerusalem in the past year, marking the fifth year since the outbreak of the Al Aksa intifada in September 29, 2000, a report issued by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) on Wednesday stated. This is despite the so-called truce or tahdiya terror organizations pledged to uphold in January this year, the report said.
In the past year (from last September up until the present date), 57 Israelis were killed in a total of 3,531 attacks in Israel as well as in the West Bank and Gaza. Of that number, 262 attacks were perpetrated inside Israel compared to 185 between September 2003 and September 2004.
Twenty percent of all Israeli casualties in the past five years were harmed in attacks in which east Jerusalemites were involved in, the report said.
In the five years of violence, a total of 1,061 Israelis were killed and murdered and 6,089 wounded in a total of 26,159 attacks carried out in Israel as well as in the West Bank and Gaza Sources in the security establishment estimate that in the coming year, terror groups will increase their efforts to transfer knowledge and weapons, including Kassam rockets, to the West Bank, which is expected to become the main arena for Palestinian terror since the IDF pullout from Gaza.
The western Negev will become the main weapons smuggling route for terrorists in the coming year, and terror organizations are expected to increase their efforts to smuggle weapons from the Sinai into Israel via the western Negev, and transfer it to the West Bank, the sources said.
The possibility that Al Qaeda operatives succeeded in entering Gaza in the days the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the PA areas were forced open cannot be ruled out, the sources said. According to the report, 3,000 rifles, 150 rocket propelled grenades, one and a half million bullets and scores of handguns and tons of explosives entered Gaza during the few days the border between Egypt and the Palestinian side of Rafah remained open.
While the abduction and subsequent murder of Jerusalemite Sasson Nuriel shocked the nation, it does not constitute a change in terror groups' strategy, the sources said. In the past five years threats by terror groups to abduct Israelis have been constant, the sources said.
While the past year has seen significant changes within the Palestinian Authority leadership following Yasser Arafat's demise last November, anarchy prevails in Gaza where Hamas continues to vie with the PA for a future leadership position, and continues to perceive itself as a top running contender in the upcoming Palestinian legislative council elections scheduled to take place in January 2006. The report estimates that because of its attempts to win over the Palestinian public, Hamas will refrain from claiming responsibility for any future terror attacks it carries out in order to escape criticism from the Palestinian public whose support it so eagerly desires. At the same time however it will also continue "behind the lines" to assist other terror groups improve their capability.
Despite the hundreds of Palestinian fugitives arrested in recent West Bank raids, the Islamic Jihad infrastructure in northern Samaria, especially in the Tulkarm and surrounding environs as well as in Jenin, continues to constitute a serious threat and continues in its efforts to launch attacks.
The Hamas infrastructure operating in the Hebron and Ramallah districts continues its efforts to target Israelis, but is far smaller then Hamas in Gaza.
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With a population of about 6 million, that is the equivalent of losing about 50,000 Americans.
Amazing that the Arabs need to attack 26 times for every individual Israeli they manage to kill.
...8,526 murdered or injured Israelis is .1358% of their population. The equivalent number of dead or injured Americans due to terrorist attacks would be 401,606."
I saw something like that on another thread....posted the info above. Interesting.
In proportion, this 5-year number of casualties is as large as our losses in all of the Vietnam war.
A student told his professor he was going to "Palestine" to "fight for freedom, peace and justice,"Orwellian leftist code words that mean "murder Jews."
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Not to put too fine a spin on things, but our losses in Vietnam were almost exclusively warriors. By-and-large, they were young men who didn't want to die, but knew they were going into harm's way on behalf of their Country.
Israel's casualties have mostly been innocent civilians that were targeted because of their nationality and religion.
What is in common between our casualties in Vietnam and Israel's casualties during this intifada are the people and organizations that support the killers.
Their malevolence is tempered by their incompetence..
This is not a Intifadda, this is a "Peace Process". How wise the mechanisms of men in the realm of politics.
So, let's see. 26159 attacks, 1061 killed. Ummmmm.... Terrorists are bad at math? Poor aim? ROI is not worth the effort. If you're going to be a terrorist, be a terrorist, and actually do something. They sound pretty pathetic to attack women and children to begin with, but REALLY pathetic when you see how ineffective they are.
Guys, even the IRA figured out the math. If your goal is to kill every Isreali, you're just plain stupid, and certainly bad at math.
And, to add to it, I hope, for the sake of all those innocent Isreali's out there who haven't been attacked by these damn fools that the majority of the 26k attackers were suicide bombers, so there are a majority of 26k idiots no longer plotting how to be murderous thugs in the name of their "religion".
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