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Monday, August 09, 2004

Avi Dichter briefs the Israeli cabinet

Highlights, if you can call them that:

  • More Israelis have been killed in the past 4 years than in all terror-related attacks during the previous 53 years (since Israel became a state).
  • 70% of all suicide attacks have been thwarted since January 2003

The Shin Bet chief said that 90 percent of recent Israeli fatalities have resulted from attacks by Fatah-Tanzim cells directed and trained by Hez b'Allah. Every day, he added, there are about 50 warnings of terror attacks.

"Several of the [cabinet] ministers present complained that Dichter's report contained little new information. . . "