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Getmansky, Anna and Sinmazdemir, Tolga (2018) '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.

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
ISSN: 1057610X
Copyright Statement: © 2017 Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Studies in Conflict & Terrorism on 13 March 2017, available online:
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Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2019 10:37

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