Donnerstag, 02.02.2023 / 22:25 Uhr

Studie aus Israel: Wie Selmstmordattentäter entstehen

Die Jerusalem Post berichtet über eine Studie, die untersuchte, welche Motivation palästinensische Suicide Bomber und Terroristen in der Vergangenheit antrieb:

Initially, the thinking was that the people willing to kill themselves to kill Israelis were probably very religious, from very poor families, and not very educated.

The research that the profilers did dispelled these assumptions. They discovered that most of the suicide bombers, or potential suicide bombers, were not very religious. They were not from the poorest sector of Palestinian society. Many of them were employed. Most of them were quite educated. The common thread they found was that someone close to them, a family member or a close friend, was killed by the Israelis.

They also found quite a large number of them had had their homes destroyed by Israel when they were children. That is why it was no surprise to learn that Khaire Alkam, the 21-year-old man from the Shuafat neighborhood who killed seven Israelis in Jerusalem’s Neveh Ya’acov neighborhood, was the grandson of a Palestinian who had been killed by an Israeli.(...)

Expelling family members from Jerusalem or from the West Bank is another punishment that the government is being called on to accept. The death penalty for terrorists is another of the new demands. In most cases, the death penalty is issued on the spot when the terrorist or combatant is “neutralized.”

Israel has refrained from using the death penalty until now. Perhaps this government will change that policy and will immediately focus the attention of the entire world on this issue.