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  Major Terrorist Attacks in Israel
January 29, 2007: Three people were killed in a suicide bombing in a bakery in Eilat, the first suicide bombing in the city.
Soon after, a suicide bomber carrying explosives and dressed in the garb of an ultra-orthodox Jew was stopped at a roadblock.
March 7: A suicide bombing was prevented Thursday afternoon, when a man carrying an explosive device was blocked from entering a cafe on Emek Refaim Street in the German Colony section of Jerusalem.
www.adl.org /Israel/israel_attacks.asp   (6038 words)

  Encyclopedia article: Suicide bombing   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A suicide bombing is a bomb (An explosive device fused to denote under specific conditions) attack on people or property, committed by a person who knows the explosion will cause his or her own death (see suicide (The act of killing yourself), suicide weapons (additional info and facts about suicide weapons)).
Suicide bombing is a kind of tactic typically employed by extremely committed military or paramilitary groups that are at a disadvantage to their target.
Suicide bombing may thus "work" as a military tactic (in that it costs fewer lives than any conventional military tactic or targeting soldiers rather than civilians) and may or may not achieve the political objectives sought by the combatant.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/su/suicide_bombing.htm   (2800 words)

 Suicide bombing - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Suicide bombings, and indeed wider terrorist tactics, are typically used by highly-committed groups that are at a disadvantage to their target.
President George W. Bush, attempted to coin the term homicide bombing in April 2002 as a synonym for "suicide bombing" to de-emphasize the self-sacrificial connotations of suicide bombing and emphasize that suicide bombers are committing murder as well as suicide.
Some people criticize that homicide bombing is an inaccurate phrase and it should not be used to describe suicide bombings, on the grounds that the term "homicide bomber" would refer to those who kill other people with bombs but not themselves, such as someone who leaves a booby-trap or tosses a grenade.
open-encyclopedia.com /Suicide_bomber   (3235 words)

 Suicide bombing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A suicide bombing is an attack using a bomb in which the individual(s) carrying the explosive materials composing the bomb intend(s) and expect(s) to die upon detonation (see suicide).
Suicide bombing is a kind of tactic planned and organized by extremely committed military or paramilitary groups.
A common reaction to a suicide bomber is to assume that he (or rarely she) was motivated by despair, and probably hailed from a poor, neglected segment of society.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Suicide_bombers   (4810 words)

 Encyclopedia: Suicide bombing   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of willfully ending ones own life; it is sometimes a noun for one who has committed or attempted the act.
A suicide bombing is a bomb attack on people or property, committed by a person who knows the explosion will cause his or her own death (see suicide, suicide weapons).
Rather, suicide terrorism occurs, as Pape describes, in "clusters." And it is nearly always deployed as part of a larger political-military campaign.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Suicide-bombing   (1403 words)

 ipedia.com: Suicide bombing Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The suicide bombers target mainly United States military targets although civilian targets such as Shiite mosques and international offices of the UN and the Red Cross were also attacked.
Suicide bombing may thus "work" as a military tactic (in that it costs fewer lives than any conventional miltary tactic or targeting soldiers rather than civilians) and may or may not achieve the political objectives sought by the combatant.
Ari Fleischer, the press secretary of President George W. Bush, coined and popularized the term homicide bombing in April 2002 as a synonym for "suicide bombing" to de-emphasize the self-sacrificial connotations of suicide bombing and emphasize that suicide bombers are committing murder as well as suicide.
www.ipedia.com /suicide_bombing.html   (2840 words)

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According to Abu Kabir Forensics Institute estimations, those who were killed from the blast stood in close vicinity to the suicide bomber upon detonation; shrapnel and nails shattered their vital organs, killing them on the spot.
One of the bodies recovered at the scene may be that of the suicide bomber, the police said.
The suicide bomber was identified as Abdullah Badran, 21, from the village of Dir el-Asun, located north of Tulkarm.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3050924,00.html   (842 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Honour and martyrdom
There are two separate aspects of the current wave: the use of suicide as a tactic of war; and the tendency to deploy it recklessly against soft or civilian targets outside the theatre of conflict.
Suicide attacks also have historical precedent; but what does seem new, first in Palestine and now in Iraq, has been the combination of the two and their frequency.
Suicide bombers in Iraq are a new permutation of old traditions; they have no monopoly on the horrors they reveal of the human psyche and its capacity to destroy life.
www.guardian.co.uk /Iraq/Story/0,2763,1483886,00.html?gusrc=rss   (1310 words)

 Wide Angle . Suicide Bombers | PBS
Suicide attacks began in Lebanon in 1983 (some say 1981, when a sole suicide attack hit the Iraqi embassy in Beirut), at the instigation of Hizbollah, a Lebanese Shiite terror organization.
The use of suicide attacks garnered considerable prestige for the perpetrators and their organizations -- particularly in light of the withdrawal of foreign troops from Lebanon, which many attributed to the bombings -- and turned the act into a symbol of martyrdom and a source of inspiration for other terror organizations worldwide.
The resulting bombings were smaller, though more precise, allowing the bomber to be a "guided human missile." Therefore, modern suicide terror attacks can be defined as violent, politically motivated actions executed knowingly, actively, and with prior intent by individuals who kill themselves while destroying their chosen civilian or military targets.
www.pbs.org /wnet/wideangle/shows/suicide   (594 words)

 suicide bombing | From Occupied Palestine
The leading instigator of suicide attacks is the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, a Marxist-Leninist group whose members are from Hindu families but who are adamantly opposed to religion.
Suicide bombers: A conversation with a would-be bomber
The family of a teenage Palestinian suicide bomber, who died in a futile attempt to kill Israelis this week, has made unusual public criticism of the men who recruit human bombs.
www.fromoccupiedpalestine.org /taxonomy/term/233   (775 words)

 Suicide Bombing (Harpers.org)
Palestinian militants carried out five suicide bombings in Israel, one of which was an attack on a Passover seder, and killed at least 44 Israelis.
Two suicide bombers struck in Tel Aviv, killing 23 people and wounding 100; body parts were scattered throughout the area and the injured left trails of blood as they fled.
Suicide attacks continued; in Basra dozens of people were killed, including more than 20 children who were on their way to school.
www.harpers.org /SuicideBombing.html   (4023 words)

 Encyclopedia article on Suicide bombing [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Template:Terrorism A suicide bombing is a bomb attack on people or property, committed by a person who knows the explosion will cause his or her own death (see suicide, suicide weapons).
suicide bombers) combatants often commit atrocities and may face military discipline if they are found to be in breach of the laws of war.
In the lead up to the Iraqi parliamentary election, 2005 on January 30, 2005, suicide attacks upon civilian and security personnel involved with the elections increased, and there were reports of the insurgents co-opting disabled people as involuntary suicide bombers [4] (http://www.smh.com.au/news/After-Saddam/Handicapped-boy-made-into-bomb/2005/02/01/1107228705132.html).
encyclozine.com /Suicide_bomber   (3155 words)

 Suicide terrorism: a global threat - Jane's Intelligence Review   (Site not responding. Last check: )
THE ENHANCED international and domestic threat of suicide terrorism from terrorist groups in the Middle East and South Asia was the focus of the First International Conference on Countering Suicide Terrorism, held in Israel between 21­23 February 2000.
Suicide terrorism is the readiness to sacrifice one's life in the process of destroying or attempting to destroy a target to advance a political goal.
Although the PIJ once planned to use a woman to suicide bomb the Israeli prime minister's residence in Jerusalem, the operation was thwarted.
www.janes.com /security/international_security/news/usscole/jir001020_1_n.shtml   (3239 words)

 Suicide Bombing Kills 10 Outside Moscow Subway (washingtonpost.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The bombing occurred exactly a week after explosives downed two Russian passenger jets almost simultaneously, killing 90 people in one of the deadliest attacks on civilian targets in Russia in years.
Even before the subway station bombing, Russian news media reported that two other Chechen women accompanied the suspected plane bombers to Moscow in the days before the crashes and were still at large in the capital.
The Tuesday bombing was the second to target the Moscow subway in six months.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A49376-2004Aug31.html   (837 words)

 Steve Niva: Sharon's Fingerprints on Latest Suicide Bombing
In fact, the vast majority of the nearly 100 Palestinian suicide bombings since they began in 1994 have followed an almost predictable sequence: Israeli attacks that cause major Palestinian civilian casualties or Israeli assassinations of important militant leaders are the most common trigger leading to suicide bombing cycles.
Nevertheless, based on the evidence from the past decade of suicide bomb attacks, and Sharon's clear record of inciting these attacks, Israel's actions are of incomparably greater significance for stopping suicide attacks than those of Yasser Arafat and what little remains of his authority and security services.
Suicide bombings have become a crucial pretext for enabling the brute force and violence needed to achieve this objective.
www.counterpunch.org /niva01092003.html   (1656 words)

 On Suicide Bombing, by Talal Asad
It is also an integral part of liberal subjectivities (the urge to defeat political terror, the fear of social vulnerability, the horror and fascination with death and destruction), although terror itself is dismissed as being essentially part of a nonmodern, nonliberal culture.
In the second chapter, I look critically at a range of current explanations of suicide terrorism that are now being put forward, and I question the preoccupation by writers on the subject with attributing distinctive motives (as opposed to the manifest intention to kill) to perpetrators of suicide bombing.
Its hope, rather, is to disturb the reader sufficiently that he or she will be able to take a distance from the complacent public discourse that prepackages moral responses to terrorism, war, and suicide bombing.
www.columbia.edu /cu/cup/publicity/asad_excerpt.html   (1388 words)

 Foldvary: The Economics of Suicide Bombing
Those who become suicide bombers make a choice, which involves costs and benefits, and this can be studied from the economic point of view.
The demand for suicide bombing comes from the 'firms,' terrorist groups whose leaders feel hatred and anger toward the enemy target and have a desire for revenge.
Israel could have eliminated the demand for suicide bombing if it had promoted democracy and economic prosperity in the newly occupied territories after 1967, and if the Israeli settlers had to purchase land or pay rent to the Palestinians in exchange for excluding them from territory previously used by Palestinians.
www.progress.org /2004/fold353.htm   (1040 words)

 Suicide bombing: no warning, and no total solution - Jane's International Security News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Suicide bombers are the most feared weapons in the arsenal of political activists.
Unlike the bombing campaigns of the IRA or ETA, to give two examples, there is no telephone warning; the act itself and its resultant chaos announce the attack.
Shortly thereafter, suicide bombers attacked the French military compound across the city with an 816kg (1,800 lb) bomb, killing 58 personnel.
www.janes.com /security/international_security/news/jtsm/jtsm010917_1_n.shtml   (1424 words)

 NewsHour Extra: Suicide Bombing in Iraq -- Lesson Plan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Suicide missions are not unique to the current war in Iraq.
In the largest suicide attack ever, on September 11, 2001, al-Qaida operatives hijacked and crashed passenger jets into the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania, killing nearly three thousand.
These are all suicide attacks but the techniques, targets and the impact have been radically different.
www.pbs.org /newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/iraq/suicide_short_3-30.html   (520 words)

 israelinsider: security: What makes suicide bombers tick?
64% of the suicide bombers are between the ages 18-23; most of the rest are under 30.
The BBC reported that suicide bombers "are likely to be motivated by religious fervor." According to a BBC report, recruits are "picked out from mosques, schools and religious institutions.
Palestinian psychiatrist Iyad Al-Sarraj, cited in a recent Reuters report entitled "Palestinians find ready supply of suicide bombers," said both religion and the humiliation of life under occupation were the key motives for suicide bombers bent on starting a better life in paradise.
www.israelinsider.com /channels/security/articles/sec_0049.htm   (1030 words)

 Suicide Bombing Attak
The suicide bomber was Wafa Idris, a women terrorist from the Am'ari refugee camp near Ramallah, who was employed as medical secretary for the Palestinian Red Crescent.
Investigation of the suicide bombing by the Israeli security forces revealed that Wafa Idris was recruited by Muhammad Hababa, a Fatah-Tanzim operative from the village of Beit Iksa in the Ramallah region.
These include the suicide bombing at a supermarket in Rosh Ha'ayin (a city east of Tel-Aviv) on August 12, 2003, and the shooting attack in a banquet hall in Hadera (a city situated north of Tel-Aviv) on January 17, 2002.
www.intelligence.org.il /eng/tr/amb_1_04.htm   (3777 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Suicide blast wrecks Italian base
In Italy, President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi called the bombing a "terrorist act" and said the officers were killed "in carrying out their duty to help the people of Iraq recover peace, order and security".
The Pope condemned the bombing, describing it as a "vile attack" against a mission of peace.
However, the BBC's Peter Biles says the bombing of a minibus in Basra on Tuesday and the killing of a Polish soldier near Karbala last week point to a possible upsurge of attacks in southern Iraq.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/3263087.stm   (833 words)

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