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Tuesday, July 29, 2003

I can't imagine

A friend of Katy's projected the statistics of the present intifada, to show what the equivalent would be for the United States, assuming a US population of 50 times that of Israel.

Statistics from the IDF Spokesperson for the period 29 September through 20 June 2003:

570 civilians killed, plus 244 security forces = 814 total actually killed in Israel
Imagine 40,700 killed in the United States.

3,952 civilians injured, plus 1,651 security forces = 5,603 total actually injured in Israel
Imagine, in addition, 280,000 injured.

Up to June 30th, Israelis have suffered a total of 18,145 terrorist attacks.