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NCJ Number: 122209 Find in a Library
Title: Statistical Analysis of Palestinian Terrorism and Israeli Counter-Terrorism Over Time
Journal: International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice  Volume:13  Issue:2  Dated:(Fall 1989)  Pages:95-110
Author(s): M Yerushalmi
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 16
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Statistical information on the confrontations between the Palestinian terrorists and the Israelis from 1969 to 1987 formed the basis of this analysis of the effectiveness of various strategies against terrorism and the relationship between a government's use of force and subsequent terrorism.
Abstract: The study used official records, university research, newspaper and radio reports, and other sources and divided the information into two databases. The first included 1,016 Palestinian attacks against Israeli targets in Israel and abroad. The second included 349 Israeli attacks against Palestinian targets. A third database combined information by calendar quarters. Results of univariate, regression, and correlation analyses showed that the number of Palestinian terrorists captured while carrying out a terrorist attack increased significantly over the period. The extent and intensity of Israeli attacks did not increase over time, but the extent of Palestinian attacks increased significantly over time. The Palestinian and Arab casualties in Palestinian attacks also increased significantly over time. Findings suggested that the police and anti-terrorist units in Israel and in Western countries are more successful over time in capturing terrorists and averting terrorist attacks. Figures and 20 references.
Main Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics
Index Term(s): Israel; Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO); Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Terrorist tactics
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