Nearly 1,000 Israelis Killed in ´Oslo War´ (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By David Lev 04/23/12)
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In recognition of the impending Memorial Day (Yom Hazikaron)
ceremonies set to take place Wednesday, the National Insurance
Institute (Bituach Leumi, NII) released the statistics on the number
of Israelis who have been killed in terror attacks.
Since January 1, 1950, a total of 2,357 Israelis have been killed in
terrorist attacks. An additional 120 foreign residents have been
killed in such attacks as well, the NII said.
Since Independence Day 2011, 15 Israelis were killed in terror
attacks and 90 were injured.
Since the beginning of the second intifada (also known as the Oslo
War) in 2000, 996 Israelis have been killed in terror attacks.
Those killed in the attacks have left behind 2,822 orphans, with 84
orphaned from both parents, the statistics said. The victims also
left behind 839 widows and widowers, as well as 1,063 mothers and
NII chairman Mor Yosef said that the organization sees the care and
recuperation of victims of terror attacks as a paramount part of its
mission. He added that the Knesset had recently passed a bill that
greatly increases the amount of compensation given to survivors of
victims of terror attacks.
An official ceremony will be held for victims of terror attacks on
Wednesday – the third Memorial Day on which the ceremony will be held
since the Knesset agreed to families´ requests to have terror victims
remembered on the day set aside as IDF Memorial Day.
A special memorial service will be held Tuesday evening outside the
Knesset, to be attended by some 3,500 people. The official service
for terror victims will be held at 1 PM on Mt. Herzl, and will be
attended by the Prime Minister, President, Knesset Speaker, and High
Court President. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/23/12)
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