TEL AVIV (Apr. 5)
The Israel Defense Force published a grim list of civilian and military casualties suffered by Israelis at home and abroad and by visitors to Israel over the last 19 years, primarily due to acts of terrorism.
In addition, 585 soldiers were killed and about 3,400 were wounded during the war in Lebanon.
According to the IDF list, made public today, 730 Israelis and visitors have been killed and 3,905 wounded by terrorists since the Palestine Liberation Organization began its operations against Israel in 1965.
Of that number, 719 Israelis — soldiers and civilians — were killed along the border and in terrorist assaults abroad. An additional 3,753 were wounded between 1965 and the start of the war in Lebanon on June 5, 1982.
Since the war began in Lebanon, up to and including this week’s terrorist attack in downtown Jerusalem, II Israelis were killed and 152 wounded as a result of terrorist attacks in Israel and on the West Bank and Gaza Strip.