Palestinian Militants

Palestinian Militants

Palestinian political violence refers to acts of violence undertaken to further the Palestinian cause. These political objectives include self-determination in and sovereignty over Palestine, the "liberation of Palestine" and establishment of a Palestinian state, either in place of both Israel and the Palestinian territories, or solely in the Palestinian territories. Periodically directed toward more limited goals such as the release of Palestinian prisoners, another key aim is to advance the Palestinian right of return.

Palestinian groups involved in politically motivated violence include Hamas, the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Fatah, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command (PFLP-GC), the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and the Abu Nidal Organization. Tactics have included plane hijackings, stone throwing, stabbing, shootings, and bombings. Several of these groups are considered terrorist organizations by the United States government.

Palestinian political violence has targeted Israelis, Palestinians, Lebanese, Jordanians, Egyptians and citizens of other countries. The attacks have taken place within and outside Israel and have been directed at both military and civilian targets. Israeli statistics state that 3,500 Israelis have been killed and 25,000 have been wounded as a result of Palestinian violence since the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. These figures include soldiers as well as civilians, including those killed in exchanges of gunfire.

Read more about Palestinian Militants:  Involvement of Governments, Involvement of Children, Involvement of Women, Violence Against Civilians, Internal Violence, Designations of Terrorism, Palestinian Groups Involved in Political Violence, Notable Attacks, See Also

Other articles related to "palestinian militants, palestinian, palestinian militant, palestinians, militant":

Palestinian Militants - See Also
... Child suicide bombers in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Civilian casualties in the Second Intifada Crime in Israel Fatah–Hamas conflict Female suicide ...
Palestine Liberation Organization - History - Lebanon and The Lebanese Civil War
... In the late 1960s, and especially after the expulsion of the Palestinian militants from Jordan in Black September events in 1970-1971, Lebanon had ... Palestinian militant organizations relocated their headquarters to South Lebanon, and relying on the support in Palestinian refugee camps, waged a campaign of attacks on the Galilee and on Israeli and Jewish targets ... Increasing penetration of Palestinians into Lebanese politics and Israeli retaliations gradually deteriorated the situation ...
Civilian Casualties In The Second Intifada
... A 2007 study of Palestinian suicide bombings that took place from September 2000 through August 2005 found that 39.9 percent of the suicide attacks were carried out by Hamas, 25.7 ... high regularity in their age or gender distribution, as Palestinian militants chose to attack whichever civilian targets were accessible ... Akkawi (52), Bachor Jann Unknown Man shot dead October 2, 2000 Masha Unknown Palestinian 1 Wichlav Zalsevsky (24) 0 Rabbi's bullet-riddled body found October 8, 2000 Southeastern ...
Military Operations Conducted By The Israel Defense Forces - 2000–2005 - 2000–2005 Second Intifada
... Second Intifada Santorini (7 May 2001) – An Israeli seizure of the Palestinian freighter "Santorini" near the shores of Haifa which was on her way from Lebanon to the ... Ark (3 January 2002) – An Israeli seizure of the Palestinian freighter "Karine A" in the Red Sea which was on her way to the shores of the Gaza Strip and was found to be carrying 50 tons of weapons. 3 May 2002) – Large-scale counter-terrorist operation conducted by the IDF into Palestinian towns and villages in the West Bank aimed to halt ...
1974 In Israel - Events - Israeli–Palestinian Conflict
... The most prominent events related to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict which occurred during 1974 include Notable Palestinian militant operations against Israeli targets The most prominent Palestinian Arab. 15 May – Ma'alot massacre Palestinian militants of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine cross the Israeli border from Lebanon ... After that the militant squad take over a local school and hold at 105 students and 10 teachers hostage ...

Famous quotes containing the words militants and/or palestinian:

    I’ve always had the impression that real militants are like cleaning women, doing a thankless, daily but necessary job.
    François Truffaut (1932–1984)

    I have told my husband that if he denies women equality, I will be in the vanguard of women on the streets, protesting outside his office in the new Palestinian state.
    Suha Tawil (b. 1963)