Palestinian Istishhadia: A Developing Instrument

  title={Palestinian Istishhadia: A Developing Instrument},
  author={Yoram Schweitzer},
  journal={Studies in Conflict \& Terrorism},
  pages={667 - 689}
  • Yoram Schweitzer
  • Published 28 June 2007
  • Political Science
  • Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
This article delineates and analyzes the phenomenon of the Palestinian suicide bombing campaign. Two central and distinct periods are proposed in the article in reference to this phenomenon; the first spans from 1993–2000 and the second from 2000 onward. The two periods are differentiated by an increased level of intensity in the second period, an enlarged number of participating organizations and volunteers that occurred following the blockade of the peace process that was initiated through… 
Palestinian Armed Struggle, Israel’s Peace Camp, and the Unique Case of Fatah Jerusalem
Fatah activists in Jerusalem did not initiate suicide attacks during the second intifada (which began autumn 2000), as opposed to Hamas activists in the city and Fatah activists all over the West
Conceptualising suicide bombings and rethinking international relations theory : the case of Hamas 1987-2006
This thesis analyses the phenomenon of suicide bombings as manifested in the Palestinian landscape of conflict and attempts to construct a theoretical framework of analysis to study the phenomenon.
Petitioning for Palestine: refugee appeals to international authorities
In the second half of the twentieth century, stateless Palestinian refugees regularly submitted petitions to international authorities, particularly the UN. In these petitions, the refugees demande...
Communication of Terrorism: Social Noise, the Signature Method, and the Conduit Metaphor
Abstract Three particular tactics of communication of terrorism are examined in this study: social noise, the signature method, and the conduit metaphor. An important theoretical model, social noise
Suicide Terrorism: a Brief Bibliography of Scholarly Resources
A bibliography composed of books and periodical content regarding the study of suicide terrorism.
Reproducing a Culture of Martyrdom
Nestled between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank is the state of Israel, which since 1967 has occupied the Palestinian territories. After decades of failed negotiations, the Jewish state now competes
This article attempts to highlight various motivating factors which contribute to increased incidence of suicide missions in Nigeria and world-wide. Boko Haram, the Islamic religious sect, whose


Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror
AcknowledgmentsAbbreviationsChapter 1. Introduction: The Historical Antecedents of TerrorChapter 2. Palestinian Suicide Bombing: Public Support, Market Share and OutbiddingChapter 3. Ethnic Conflict,
Rationality, Culture, and Structure in the Making of Suicide Bombers: A Preliminary Theoretical Synthesis and Illustrative Case Study
Suicidal violence involves three levels of analysis: individual motivations, organizational strategies, and societal conflicts. Using rationalist, culturalist, and structuralist approaches to
The Logic of Suicide Terrorism
Some Puzzles Why do some young, healthy males kill themselves in order to kill others? The logic of actions that are simultaneously murderous and self–destructive is hard for us to comprehend. In the
The moral logic and growth of suicide terrorism
Despite common misconceptions, suicide terrorists today are not motivated primarily by foreign occupation, are not directed by a central organization, and are not nihilistic. Better understanding the
The Changing Nature of Suicide Attacks - A Social Network Perspective
By employing a social network analysis of Palestinian suicide networks, it is found that, in contrast to prevailing perceptions, decisions have actually been made, to a great extent, by local activists, and struggles between local and family groups have proved to be the best predictor of their actions in this context.