Palestinian Martyrdom Operations (Al-Amaliyat Al-Istishhadiya) from an Israeli Perspective

Author: Basaam Yousef Ibrahim Banat*


The current article explores the Palestinian martyrdom operations (Al-Amaliyat Al-Istishhadiya) from an Israeli Perspective. Israelis characterized the national resistance of the occupation as terrorism and consider all Palestinians as terrorists as well. In spite of the fact that Palestinian martyrdom operations are legitimate means of resistance of the occupation; they are characterized in most cases as terrorists operations. Israel officials’ admission realized that is not possible to prevent the carrying out of martyrdom operations, which considered a strategic weapon with no eminent solution. Although there were Israeli voices calling for more drastic and severe measures to curb the martyrdom operations, there were courageous voices that called on their Israeli government to examine its excessive policies against the Palestinians that breed martyrdom operations.


Key words: Martyrdom, Suicide, Istishhady, Resistance, Terrorism.


*PhD. Sociology (Statistical Methods and Research Techniques), Chairman Department of Applied Sociology, Faculty of Arts, Al-Quds University, Main Campus, Jerusalem, Abu Dies, Palestine. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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