||Challenging Myths and Presenting Facts about
| IF ISRAEL WERE
THE UK OR THE USA….? The equivalent to Israel’s
casualty figures in 7 other countries
|London - published Wednesday 21 August 2002, updated to
May 4 2003
Beyond Images ref: 10
The table below is intended to put a new perspective on
the Palestinian violence targeted against Israel since October
2000. We compare the number of people who have been killed
and injured in Israel, and the number of suicide bomb attacks,
with what the figures would be (based on population size)
for seven other countries.
We refer to the number of Israelis
killed in the period from the beginning of October 2000
until 31 March 2003 – 771, and the number injured
in the same period - 5,248. These figures are from the
Israeli Foreign Ministry website.
We include a figure of 166 for the
suicide bomb attacks between October 2000 and April 2003.
The figure of 155 suicide bombings was given by the Israeli
security service in October 2002, and we have increased
this by 11 in view of events since then. According to
Israeli spokesmen, for every “successful”
suicide attack, several are foiled.
We do not like playing with statistics.
But the impact of the terrorism against Israel is routinely
understated by outside commentators, both in scale and
intensity. This table should help to put Israel's experience
||Populations (figures are from 1999)
||Number of Israelis killed (and equivalents)
||Number of Israelis injured (and equivalents)
||Number of Palestinian suicide bombs