Bombers and Bystanders in Suicide Attacks in Israel, 2000 to 2003

  title={Bombers and Bystanders in Suicide Attacks in Israel, 2000 to 2003},
  author={Mark Harrison},
  journal={Studies in Conflict \& Terrorism},
  pages={187 - 206}
  • M. Harrison
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Medicine
  • Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
This article analyses the results of interaction between suicide operatives and bystanders in the course of 103 suicide attacks in Israel over a recent 3-year period. It shows that bystanders' intervention tended to reduce the casualties arising by numbers that were both statistically and practically significant. When bystanders intervened, however, this was often at the cost of their own lives. The value of a challenge was particularly large for suicide missions associated with Hamas, but… 
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