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Sixteen Israeli civilians were killed in terrorist attacks in the first four months of the year, bringing the total of civilian terror-related deaths to 1,634 since the creation of the state 60 years ago, National Insurance Institute Director-General Esther Dominissini said Monday.

An official ceremony to commemorate victims of terrorism will be held on Wednesday, Memorial Day, at the Mt. Herzl national cemetery at 1:00 P.M.

Eight Israeli civilians were killed in 2007, and 133 wounded in 87 terror-related incidents last year. Most of the injuries were incurred in Qassam rocket attacks, Dominissini said in a statement released by the NII.

A total of 14,000 have been wounded in terrorist attacks over the past 60 years.