TITLE

The Palestinian H-Bomb

AUTHOR(S)
Luft, Gal
PUB. DATE
July 2002
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Jul/Aug2002, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the Palestinian's growing acceptance of suicide bombings as a legitimate tool of war used to balance Israel's technological prowess and conventional military dominance. At the start of the second intifada in late September 2000, the Palestinians' preferred method of fighting was a mix of guerrilla tactics and attacks on Israel Defense Forces (IDF) outposts. Meanwhile, the militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad were given the liberty to carry out attacks against civilians inside Israel. In the first year of fighting, the Palestinians believed the results of the guerrilla campaign to be poor, while the terror campaign had shown results. However, in the post-9/11 era, embracing terrorism as a strategy has required the Palestinians to persuade themselves, and others, that what they are doing is legitimate. They have since created their own interpretation of what terrorism is--one that stresses ends rather than means. Israelis are advised to embark on a policy that rewards the Palestinians for fighting terrorism and avoid any policy that feeds the perception that terrorism works.
ACCESSION #
6836411

 

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