(1) See: http://www.lawsociety.org/Reports/reports/2001/extrajud.html
(2) According to the Palestinian Red
Crescent Society (using raw data), 1677
killed and almost 20,000 injured so far
since September 2000. See: http://www.palestinercs.org/crisistables/table_of_figures.htm.
Bt'selem's list of investigated cases are
almost as high: http://www.btselem.org/English/Statistics/Al_Aqsa_Fatalities.asp
(3) For the casual attitude towards
killing Palestinians, see: http://www.btselem.org/English/Publications/Summaries/Trigger_Happy_2002.asp
and many other reports on
http://btselem.org. See also some
YellowTimes.org NFTF articles: http://www.yellowtimes.org/article.php?sid=508
(4) See: http://www.btselem.org/Download/Whitewash_Eng.pdf
(5) On prevention of medical help:
(6) For a statistical comparison
between state actions in cases of
Palestinians killed by Israelis vs. cases
of Israelis killed by Palestinians, see:
For detailed reports on law enforcement in
cases of settler violence against
civilians see http://www.btselem.org/Download/Free_Rein_Eng.rtf
(7) For statistics, see: http://www.btselem.org/English/Statistics/Total_Casualties.asp.
For Israel's brutal policies of dealing
with the Intifada, epitomized by Rabin's
call to the soldiers "to break their
bones," see Avi Shlaim, The Iron
Wall, pp.440-450. For a graphic
collection of impressions and interviews
by an American journalist, see Joe Sacco,
(8) For the period 1949-1956, and
Israel's murderous "doctrine," see Benny
Morris, Israel's Border Wars,
1949-1956: Arab Infiltration, Israeli
Retaliation, and the Countdown to the Suez
(9) Morris, id.
(10) Chomsky, Fateful Triangle,
p.182, the doctrine is also covered in
(11) Chomsky, pp. 188-192.
(12) According to official Israeli
statistics, 106 civilians were killed in
cross-border terror attacks between 1968
and 1982. The total number of Israelis
killed in terror attacks during the same
period was 282. For analysis of the
sources, see Chomsky, p. 74. For
comparison, Chomsky gives the example of a
single Israeli raid on Beirut in July
1981, in which nearly 450 civilians were
(13) Al-Hamishmar, May 10, 1978, cited
in Chomsky, p. 180.
(14) For analysis of the reasons for
the invasion, cf. Chomsky, p. 198-212;
Shlaim, pp. 395-403. For Israel's
hysterical reaction to the Fahd peace
plan, see Chomsky p. 74.
(15) Chomsky, pp. 216-242.
(16) Chomsky, pp. 365-375. For an
analysis of the Kahan Commision report,
cf. pp. 397-409. Chomsky praises Israel
for trying to conduct an inquiry, though
he describes the report as "disgraceful
from an intellectual and moral
(17) Military analyst Alex Fishman
accused the army and the government of
knowingly scuttling the cease-fire Arafat
announced two months earlier by
authorizing Hanoud's assassination.
(Yediot Aharonot, Nov. 25,
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