Hamas and Suicide Terrorism: Multi-causal and Multi-level by Rashmi Singh

By Rashmi Singh

This publication analyses the basis reasons of suicide terrorism at either the elite and rank-and- dossier degrees of the Hamas and likewise explains why this tactic has disappeared within the post-2006 period.

This quantity adopts a multi-causal, multi-level method of examine using suicide bombings through Hamas and its person operatives within the Israeli-Palestinian clash. It makes use of broad fieldwork and on-the-ground interviews as a way to delve underneath the outside and comprehend why and the way suicide operations have been followed as a sustained mechanism of engagement in the Israeli-Palestinian clash. 3 center elements fuelled Hamas’s suicide bombing campaigns. First, Palestinian suicide operations are a fancy blend of instrumental and expressive violence followed by way of either corporations and contributors to accomplish political and/or societal survival, retaliation and pageant. In different phrases, suicide bombings not just serve exact political and strategic targets for either Hamas and its operatives yet additionally they serve to show a symbolic message to numerous audiences, inside of Israel, the Palestinian territories and worldwide. moment, suicide operations practice a very important function within the formation and consolidation of Palestinian nationwide identification and also are the most recent manifestation of the traditionally entrenched cultural norm of militant heroic martyrdom. ultimately, Hamas’s use of political Islam additionally enables the articulation, justification and legitimisation of suicide operations as a modern day jihad against Israel in the course of the technique of sleek interpretations and fatwas.

This method not just enables a far wanted, multifaceted, holistic realizing of suicide bombings during this specific quarter but in addition yields policy-relevant classes to deal with severe political violence in different elements of the area. This ebook can be of a lot curiosity to scholars of Hamas, terrorism, center East politics and safety studies.

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