More Israelis have been killed by Palestinian terrorists in the 5 years since the first Oslo agreement was signed in September 1993 than in the 15 preceding years, the Israel Government Press Office (GPO) announced today.
A total of 279 men, women and children have been killed in 92 lethal attacks by Palestinian terrorists since the signing of the Oslo Accords.
This does not include victims of attacks launched by Lebanese-based terror organizations or incidents along Israel’s borders.
As Figure 1 below indicates, the number of people killed by Palestinian terrorists in the 5 years since Oslo (279) is larger than the number killed in the 15 years which preceded the agreement (254).
Table 1: Fatalities in Palestinian Terror Attacks Since 1978
Year; # of Israelis killed in terror attacks
1993: 38 (thru Sep.9)
15 years before Oslo: 254
1993: 24 (post Sep.9)
5 years since Oslo: 256
(For the complete list of names of victims see fatal terrorist attacks.)
Table 2 below presents comparative data concerning the number killed by Palestinian terrorists during the six years of the intifada and the five-year period since the Oslo accord.
Table 2: Comparison of Oslo and the Intifada number killed in Palestinian terror attacks
6 years of Intifada: 172 (Dec. 9, 1987 to Sep. 9, 1993)
5 years since Oslo Accord: 279 (Sep. 9, 1993 to the present)
As the table demonstrates, the number of people killed by Palestinian terrorists since Oslo (279) is more than 50% greater than the number killed during the six years of the intifada (172).
Note: Figures include Israeli civilians and security personnel, and foreigners killed in Palestinian terrorist attacks in Israel and the territories. They do not include Palestinians killed by other Palestinians on suspicion of cooperating with Israel.
The date of September 9, 1993 is used above to mark the beginning of the Oslo process since it was on that date that Chairman Arafat and Prime Minister Rabin exchanged letters in which Arafat renounced terrorism and recognized Israel. These letters were incorporated into the Oslo Accords, which were signed on the White House Lawn four days later.