By Robert Imre
Terrorism and political violence as a box is transforming into and increasing. This quantity, even though, offers a cross-disciplinary research - political, philosophical and criminal - in one textual content and may entice readers drawn to learning this phenomenon from all of those a number of views. The authors carry their person specialities to the fore in a concise and simple to persist with layout. Any reader that has curiosity during this subject should be captivated by way of the topic matter.Comprehensive and good trained, this multidisciplinary quantity will attract numerous disciplines together with sociology, politics, protection reports, philosophy, foreign legislation, and spiritual experiences. The originality of this quantity makes it a helpful addition to a faculty or collage library and lecture room.
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The willingness of state and non-state actors who oppose the existence of Israel to resort to resistance methods that are prohibited under international law. Aware that their objectives are unlikely to be met by conventional warfare (due to Israel’s military strength and its close relationship with the US) many of these actors have embraced extreme ideologies that justify and encourage the killing of Israeli civilians; 12. The emergence of non-state actors such as Islamic Jihad, al Qaeda, Hamas and a plethora of other groups that adhere to such ideologies and put them into practice.
Feeling they have nothing to lose, some are willing to conduct suicide attacks against the civilian population of the occupying state. Over time occupying states may find that there is no military solution to such violent resistance. It is not easy to suppress militants who have nothing to lose and something to gain from engaging in acts of terror. Violent repression of occupied people does not solve the problem. It is likely to aggravate the situation by breeding more potential terrorists and fermenting extremist ideologies.
When citizens cannot openly criticize the government, transparency and accountability from politicians cannot be guaranteed. Nor can high ethical standards be demanded of public officials. Without the checks and balances required for responsible government, corruption and organized crime can flourish and prospects for a vibrant, democratic and human rights-based society recede. This has been a common theme across the Middle East for decades. Only in Israel, Turkey, Lebanon and now Afghanistan and Iraq are the ruling elite elected.