Suicide Bombing as Strategy and Interaction: The Case of the Second Intifada

  title={Suicide Bombing as Strategy and Interaction: The Case of the Second Intifada},
  author={Robert J. Brym and Bader Araj},
  journal={Social Forces},
  pages={1969 - 1986}
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