Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization

Authored by: Boaz Ganor

The Routledge History of Terrorism

Print publication date:  April  2015
Online publication date:  March  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415535779
eBook ISBN: 9781315719061
Adobe ISBN: 9781317514879


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The state of Israel has dealt with political violence and Palestinian terrorism since its inception and even prior to its establishment. As one of the countries most affected by terrorism, Israel has become something of a test case and model for democratic countries dealing with terrorism. Israel was among the first countries challenged by a wide variety of terrorist attacks, including hijackings, explosions in crowded areas, hostage barricade situations, suicide attacks, and more. The scale of these terrorist attacks and the numbers of casualties have varied over the years, depending on the operational capacity of the Palestinian terrorist organizations and their level of motivation at a given time and the result of the regional processes and the interests of their patron states.

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