Do Targeted Assassinations Work? A Multivariate Analysis of Israel's Controversial Tactic during Al-Aqsa Uprising 1

@article{Hafez2006DoTA,
  title={Do Targeted Assassinations Work? A Multivariate Analysis of Israel's Controversial Tactic during Al-Aqsa Uprising 1},
  author={M. Hafez and Joseph M. Hatfield},
  journal={Studies in Conflict & Terrorism},
  year={2006},
  volume={29},
  pages={359 - 382}
}
  • M. Hafez, Joseph M. Hatfield
  • Published 2006
  • Engineering
  • Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
  • We assess the impact of Israel's targeted assassinations policy on rates of Palestinian violence from September 2000, the beginning of Al-Aqsa uprising, through June 2004. Literature concerning the relationship between repression and rebellion suggests four plausible effects of targeted assassinations on insurgents: deterrence, backlash, disruption, and incapacitation. Using differenced and lagged time-series analysis, this article utilizes multiple and logistic regression to evaluate the… CONTINUE READING
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