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Settling on violence: expansion of Israeli outposts in the West Bank in response to terrorism

Getmansky, Anna and Sınmazdemir, Tolga (2017) Settling on violence: expansion of Israeli outposts in the West Bank in response to terrorism. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 41 (3). pp. 241-259. ISSN 1057-610X

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Identification Number: 10.1080/1057610X.2017.1283196


How does terrorism affect land control in intrastate conflicts? This article explores this question in the case of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict during the Second Intifada (2000–2005), and shows that Palestinian attacks led to an expansion of Israeli outposts in the disputed territories of the West Bank. Following suicide attacks, there is an increase in outposts in home districts of the perpetrators. The number of outposts also increases following deadly attacks against Israelis in West Bank districts where these attacks take place. These results suggest that Israeli settlers use outpost expansion as retaliation against Palestinian communities they perceive to be involved in violence, and this shifts territorial control against Palestinians.

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Additional Information: © 2017 Taylor & Francis Group
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2018 10:11
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2024 05:06

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