Before you fall prey to the typical liberal brainwashing that Israel is evil and the poor Palestinians are nothing but victims of Israeli atrocities, check out this 2006 report, via Comcast.net Forums
American Victims Since September 1993
"Palestinian Authority [PA] should be placed on the list of international terrorist organizations.
Since September 1993, when Arafat signed the Oslo peace accords on the White House lawn with President Clinton, 18 Americans have been killed by Palestinian terrorists in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank.
Until late 1998, PA made a show of occasionally arresting some of these killers. But in a Nov. 6, 2000, interview on Palestinian television, Arafat's police chief, Ghazi Jabali, boasted that not even one of these known terrorists still was in a PA jail. All had been released as violence between the two sides escalated and peace talks broke down.
The American victims of Palestinian terror:
Sarah Blaustein, 53, from Lawrence, N.Y., killed by Palestinian gunmen in a drive-by shooting near Efrat, May 29, 2001.
Jacob ìKobyî Mandell, 13, of Silver Spring, Md., one of two teen-agers murdered by Palestinian gunmen in Tekoah, south of Jerusalem, May 9, 2001.
Binyamin Kahane, of New York City, and his wife, Talia Hertzlich Kahane, murdered in a drive-by shooting near Ofra, Dec. 31, 2000. Five of their children, all U.S. citizens, were wounded in the attack. The Israeli police announced they had captured three members of Arafatís Force 17 ìpresidential guardî who confessed to the killings.
Esh-Kodesh Gilmore, 25, murdered in Jerusalem on Oct. 30, 2000, by terrorists allegedly from the same Force 17 unit that murdered the Kahanes.
Dov Dribben, 28, a father of four from New York City, murdered by Palestinians near the town of Maon, April 19, 1998.
Rabbi Hilel Lieberman, 36, a father of seven from New York City, murdered while trying to rescue Torah scrolls from the Tomb of Joseph, a Jewish holy site near Nablus, as it was being destroyed by a Palestinian mob on Oct. 8, 2000.
Yael Botwin, 14, from Claremont, Calif., one of four people killed in the Sept. 4, 1997, Hamas bombing on Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem.
Leah Stern, an elderly woman from Passaic, N.J., one of 15 people killed in the Hamas bombing of the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem, July 30, 1997.
Yaron Ungar, 25, killed in a drive-by shooting near Beit Shemesh, June 9, 1996. His wife, Efrat, also was killed in the attack. They left behind a toddler and an infant, ages 2 and 7 months.
David Boim, 17, from New York City, killed in a drive-by shooting near Beit El, May 13, 1996.
Sara Duker, 22, of Teaneck, N.J., killed along with her fiance, Matthew Eisenfeld, 25, and Ira Weinstein of New York, in the Hamas bombing of a Jerusalem bus, Feb. 25, 1996.
Joan Davenny, 46, one of three people killed in the Aug. 21, 1995, Hamas bus bombing in Jerusalem. Davenny was a teacher at the Ezra Academy in New Haven, Conn.
Alia Flatow, 19, a New Jersey resident who was one of 7 people killed in an April 9, 1995, bus bombing in Kfar Darom, Gaza, carried out by Islamic Jihad.
Nachshon Wachsman, a dual-national serving in the Israeli army who was kidnapped and subsequently murdered Oct. 9, 1994. The mastermind of this killing, Mohammad Dief, was placed in ìpreventive detentionî by the PA to protect him from the Israeli Shin Beit and subsequently released.
Yitzhak Weinstock, 19, a student form Los Angeles, murdered by Hamas guerrillas in a drive-by shooting near El Bireh, north of Jerusalem, Dec. 1, 1993."
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