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Israelis Killed in Terror Attacks Increases Since Accord with PLO

The number of Israelis killed in terror attacks in the two years since the signing of the Declaration of Principles in Washington increased by 73 percent compared with the two-year period before the accord.

The monitoring group Peace Watch, in a report issued this week, said the number of Israelis killed in attacks between September 1993 and September 1995 was 149. A total of 86 were killed in the preceding two years.

Peace Watch also found that the number of Israelis killed in attacks within Israel’s pre-1967 borders tripled, from 32 in the 1991-1993 period to 90 during the past two years.

In contrast, the number of Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli security forces declined, from 114 in the 1991-1993 period to 45 in the subsequent two- year period.

Peace Watch also reported that the number of deadly attacks against Israelis declined during the past year, falling from 44 in the 1993-1994 period to 20 in the 1994-1995 period.

The higher number of fatalities despite the lower number of attacks was the result of the increased use of suicide bombers, whose attacks have proven more lethal, the report said.