Israel's critics cite the civilian death toll as justification for anti-Semitic rants and words like "atrocity." But if we are going to condemn civilian deaths, let's consider the following:
March 14, 2004 -- Ten people were killed and 16 wounded in a double suicide-bombing at Ashdod Port in Israel.No.
Aug. 31, 2004 -- Sixteen people were killed and 100 wounded in two suicide-bombings within minutes of each other on two Beersheba buses.
Oct. 7, 2004 -- A total of 32 people were killed in terror bombings at two Sinai holiday resorts frequented by Israelis. Among the dead were 12 Israelis; over 120 were wounded.
Nov. 1, 2004 -- Three people were killed and over 30 wounded in a suicide bombing at the Carmel Market in central Tel Aviv.
Feb. 25, 2005 -- Five people were killed and 50 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the Stage club in Tel Aviv.
July 12, 2005 -- Five people were killed and around 90 wounded when a suicide bomber detonated himself outside Hasharon Mall in Netanya.
Oct. 26, 2005 -- Six people were killed and 55 wounded, six seriously, in a suicide bombing at the Hadera open-air market.
Dec. 5, 2005 -- Five people were killed and more than 50 wounded in a suicide bombing at the entrance to the Sharon shopping mall in Netanya.
March 30, 2006 -- Four people were killed when a suicide-bomber disguised as an ultra-Orthodox yeshiva student detonated an explosive in a private vehicle near the entrance to Kedumim.
April 17, 2006 -- Eleven people were killed and more than 60 wounded in a suicide bombing during the Passover holiday in Tel Aviv.
In the last six years, in suicide bombings and other terrorist attacks, 7,520 Israelis have been injured and 1,133 killed.
Now that's an atrocity.
The way those attacks have been ignored by the West and the media--that's an atrocity.