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The following data is adapted from a b'Tselem data sheet available at
www.btselem.org/English/Statistics/Al_Aqsa_Fatalities_Tables.asp

First, the Israeli deaths. This includes all the people listed in the page I posted by mistake earlier. The second number represents that portion of the first number that were minors under age 18:

09/2000 1 0
10/2000 10 0
11/2000 18 0
12/2000 8 0
01/2001 6 1
02/2001 4 0
03/2001 2 1
04/2001 3 0
05/2001 12 2
06/2001 8 1
07/2001 7 1
08/2001 12 0
09/2001 9 0
10/2001 4 0
11/2001 8 2
12/2001 11 1
01/2002 3 0
02/2002 27 4
03/2002 37 0
04/2002 33 1
05/2002 7 3
06/2002 20 5
07/2002 18 4
08/2002 6 0
09/2002 7 0
10/2002 7 2
11/2002 17 0
12/2002 7 1
01/2003 5 0
02/2003 8 0
03/2003 6 0
04/2003 5 0
05/2003 10 0
06/2003 9 0
07/2003 0 0
08/2003 4 0
09/2003 5 1
10/2003 6 0
11/2003 4 0
12/2003 2 0
01/2004 5 0
02/2004 1 0
03/2004 1 0
04/2004 2 0
05/2004 19 4
06/2004 2 0
07/2004 2 0
08/2004 1 0
09/2004 9 0
10/2004 3 0
11/2004 0 0

Totals: 421 34


Now compare this with what's happened to Palestinians:


09/2000 15 4
10/2000 102 29
11/2000 110 40
12/2000 51 10
01/2001 18 2
02/2001 20 4
03/2001 26 5
04/2001 24 8
05/2001 45 7
06/2001 13 4
07/2001 34 7
08/2001 34 4
09/2001 62 12
10/2001 82 7
11/2001 36 9
12/2001 67 14
01/2002 24 2
02/2002 76 7
03/2002 239 21
04/2002 249 26
05/2002 44 12
06/2002 59 11
07/2002 40 13
08/2002 52 11
09/2002 49 9
10/2002 62 21
11/2002 45 12
12/2002 64 12
01/2003 53 12
02/2003 69 11
03/2003 82 15
04/2003 58 12
05/2003 60 18
06/2003 60 5
07/2003 4 1
08/2003 24 3
09/2003 33 7
10/2003 57 14
11/2003 31 11
12/2003 48 10
01/2004 27 8
02/2004 51 3
03/2004 80 18
04/2004 53 16
05/2004 112 35
06/2004 39 6
07/2004 57 17
08/2004 39 9
09/2004 113 26
10/2004 140 24
11/2004 42 6

Totals: 3,074 610

Israel killed 7 times as many Palestinians, but out of these 18 times as many were kids.

It's the killing of so many children, especially, that gets people mad enough to call Israel's policy "genocide." While it may not meet the body count criterion, an outraged response is absolutely justified. Palestinian killings of Israeli children are incidental and very rare, while the opposite occurence merits description as deliberate, malicious, and routine. The death of Iman al-Hams epitomizes this ( see www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml ). We know about Iman only because two IDF soldiers who witnessed her murder were themselves so disgusted by it they ratted the killer out. How many times have such things happened when no one with a conscience was present? Yes, I've seen all the vile apologist drivel about this before, and I don't care to see it again.

Ya know, On second thought, GO RIGHT AHEAD. 'Educate' us...

Merriam-Webster defines genocide as "the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group." This doesn't say "killing," it says "systematic destruction." In non-lethal ways, especially, Israel's policy satisfies this definition. Its impacts on the Palestinian economy, social fabric, and morale, for example, are at the same time systematic, deliberate, and intensely destructive.

For that matter, even if you put 'killing' in this definition, it still doesn't entail 'killing all.' is 3,000 people in 4 years not enough?
 


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