1994 & 1995 - Worldwide - Israeli conflict escalation 

In 1994 I saw a renewed brutality to the Israeli Palestinian conflict, with suicide attacks becoming the favoured tactic, intent on ending the Oslo Peace Accords signed in 1993. 

Oslo accords Bill Clinton, Yitzhak Rabin, Yasser Arafat at the White House 1993-09-13

Yitzhak Rabin, Bill Clinton and Yasser Arafat at the Oslo Accords signing ceremony on 13th September 1993

1994:
25th February, Palestine: Cave of the Patriarchs massacre - a lone and suicidal attacker, an American citizen in an Israeli army uniform, opened fire on civilian worshippers in the Ibrahimi Mosque. He murdered twenty-nine men, women and children and wounded a further one-hundred and twenty-five more before being over powered and killed by survivors of the massacre.

April to December, Israel: Thirty-five men, women and children are murdered and hundreds more are wounded in five seperate suicide attacks over an eight-month period. The attackers targeted civilians on public transport.

18th July, Argentina: Eighty-five people are murdered by a suicide attacker detonating a truck bomb besides a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires city. Hundreds more men, women and children are wounded.

1995:
November:
the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin made me I realised that extremists on all sides were willing to commit any atrocity in order to de-rail the peace process:


© Anthony C Heaford 2016