I have had no chance to analyze any political moves over the past seven or eight days. However, I have tried to piece together the continuing toll of deaths on both sides of the conflict.
On 30th July, 2 Israeli civilians were killed by a Palestinian during an attack on the occupation-settlement of Jamae'in; a Palestinian suicide bomber killed himself in Jerusalem; a Palestinian militant was killed during a knife attack on the occupation settlement of Itmar. On the 31st July, Palestinian terrorists killed 7 civilians at the hebrew University in Jerusalem. On 1st August, an Israeli civilian was killed, apparently by Palestinians, in the Gerushi industrial zone. On 4th August, a Palestinian militant attacked a bus filled mainly with Israeli soldiers at the Meron Junction. 9 Israelis and the Palestinian were killed. Near Jerusalem's Damascus Gate, a Palestinian killer killed an Israeli technician before being shot dead himself in a gun battle that also cost the life of a Palestinian by-stander. On 5th August, a Palestinian bomber killed himself with a premature explosion near Umm al-Fahm. On August 7th, IOF killers assasinated a Palestinian militant at Khan Yunis; 4 other Palestinian militants were killed in an Israeli assault on Tul Karm; and a Palestinian policeman was shot dead by Israeli troops invading Beit Lahiya.
That was 12 Palestinian and 20 Israeli lives thrown away in the last week.
From the beginning of the renewed Intifada on 29th September, 2000, until now (6:30pm PDT August 8th, 2002), the total number of Palestinians killed is 1,624. In the same period, 582 Israelis were killed. This year so far, 713 Palestinians and 333 Israelis have been killed.