The Second Intifada

  title={The Second Intifada},
  author={Nada Matta and Ren{\'e} Rojas},
  journal={European Journal of Sociology},
  pages={65 - 113}
  • N. MattaRené Rojas
  • Published 1 April 2016
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • European Journal of Sociology
Abstract Dominant theories fail to explain the use of terror during the Second Palestinian Intifada. Notably, they fail to explain Hamas’s abandonment of suicide attacks by 2005. We classified the universe of fatalities on both sides and examined the conflict’s patterns of lethal violence. Our analysis of fatality ratios and rates of change by fatality category supports a dual-arena theory of terror. Noting a rapid increase of indiscriminate Israeli civilian deaths and a relative evening out… 
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