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Author Shay, Shaul,
Title Israel and Islamic terror abductions, 1986-2016 / Shaul Shay.
Imprint Chicago, IL : Sussex Academic Press, 2017.

Author Shay, Shaul,
Subject Hizballah (Lebanon)
Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamah al-Islāmīyah.
Terrorism -- Israel.
Kidnapping -- Israel.
Islamic fundamentalism -- Israel.
Israel -- Politics and government -- 1967-1993.
Israel -- Politics and government -- 1993-
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 217 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Kidnapping constitutes a central component in the "attack repertoire" of terror organizations. It is a means of promoting the goals of their organizations and their patrons. Since the 1960s, Israel has been extorted by terrorist organizations holding Israeli soldiers and civilians hostage, only to be returned in a deal securing the release of imprisoned members of these terror organizations. Since the 1980s, in the wake of the Islamic revolution in Iran and the ascent of a terror-supporting regime in that country, Islamic terror entities such as the Lebanese Hezbollah organization and the Palestinian Hamas movement have become preeminent in the Middle East in all matters connected to terror in general, and kidnappings in particular. This study analyzes the challenges that radical Islamic groups pose and the response of Israel relating to abductions in Lebanon via the Hezbollah organization (1983-2016), and abductions in Israel via the Hamas movement (1989-2016). The main debates about prisoner exchange within Israeli society revolve around the following questions: (1) Does conceding to terrorists lead to further kidnappings? and (2) Do the terrorists that are released return to terrorist activity? The challenge issued by terror organizations to Israel whose citizens have been kidnapped, and the way Israel has risen to that challenge, is the prime focus of this study. It follows two earlier books by the author published by Sussex Academic on the regional and global aspects of terror abductions.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Terror Kidnappings and Barricade Situations -- Theoretical Background -- Defining Kidnappings -- Types of Terrorists -- Kidnappings and Barricade Hostage Incidents -- Kidnapping -- Barricade hostage incidents -- Kidnapping's Goals -- Modus Operandi -- Kidnapping's Timing -- Types of the Kidnappings -- Negotiations -- Abduction: An Act of War or a Criminal Act? -- Dilemma of Hostages, POWs and Prisoners -- State Intervention in Abductions -- 2. Milestones in the Development of Terror Kidnappings in the Israeli -- Palestinian Conflict, 1964 -- 2005 -- Period between the Foundation of the PLO Up to "Black September" (1964 -- 1970) -- From "Black September" to the First Intifada (1970 -- 1987) -- First Intifada (1987 -- 1993) -- "Oslo Agreements" (1993 -- October 2000) -- Second Intifada (2000 -- 2005) -- 3. Hamas and the Strategy of Terror Abductions -- Hamas' Field Manuals for Kidnapping -- Kidnappings and Attempted Kidnappings by the Hamas -- period of the Intifada until the "Oslo Agreements" (1987 -- 1993) -- Main characteristics of Hamas abductions (1989 -- 1993) -- period of "Oslo Agreements" (1993 -- 2000) -- 4. Kidnapping and Murder of Nachshon Wacshman -- Organization and Preparations Prior to the Abduction -- Preparations for the Attack -- abduction plan -- Renting the vehicle -- Weapons at the terror cell's disposal -- Abduction -- Claiming responsibility -- Decision-Making Process -- Palestinian Authority -- Rescue Operation -- Response of Hamas to the rescue operation -- 5. Siege of the Church of Nativity (April 2 -- May 10, 2002) -- Negotiations -- Implementation of the Agreement -- 6. Islamic Terror Kidnappings in the Gaza Strip (2004 -- 2012) -- Abduction of Palestinians by Militant Groups (2004 -- 2006) -- Second Period of Abductions (2007 -- 2008) -- abduction of Professor Sana al-Sayegh -- Third Wave of Abductions in the Gaza Strip (2008 -- 2010) -- Abduction of Foreign Citizens by Militant Groups -- abduction of aid worker Kate Burton and her parents in Rafah (December 31, 2005) -- abduction of an Egyptian diplomat in Gaza (February 6, 2006) -- kidnapping of Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig in Gaza -- kidnapping of Jaime Razuri in Gaza -- kidnapping of BBC journalist, Alan Johnston -- kidnapping and assassination of Vitorio Arrigoni in Gaza Strip (April 2011) -- Palestinian responses to the kidnapping and murder of Vitorio Arrigoni -- Timeline: Foreigners Kidnapped by Palestinian Militants (2005 -- 2011) -- 7. Kerem Shalom Incident and the Abduction of Gilad Shalit (June 25, 2006) -- Claiming of Responsibility and the Abductors' Demands -- Hamas Government, Abu Mazen and the Kidnapping Issue -- Reaction of the Israeli Government -- Reaction of the Israel Defense Forces -- Negotiations to Release Gilad Shalit -- "Shalit Deal" -- Hamas Lessons from the Abduction of Gilad Shalit -- Aftermath -- 8. Abduction Attempts of Israelis by Militant Groups in Gaza, and Judea and Samaria (2007 -- 2016) -- Kidnapping of Israeli Civilians and Soldiers in the Gaza Strip and Sinai since 2007 -- thwarted abduction attempt by Hamas on Israel's Independence Day (April 24, 2007) -- foiled kidnapping attempt near Kissufim (Oct. 6, 2007) -- Islamic Jihad and Fatah's Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror attack at Erez Crossing -- tunnel in the Gaza Strip that militants planned to use to abduct Israeli soldiers (November 3, 2008) -- Hamas kidnapping tunnels located by IDF during operation "Cast Lead" (January 8, 2009) -- Israel security forces thwart an attempt to kidnap a soldier (December 2009) -- Palestinian Islamic Jihad almost capture an IDF soldier (January 2010) -- Urgent travel alert for Israelis in Sinai (April 2010) -- Israel thwarted kidnap plot in Sinai (November 2010) -- Terrorist imprisoned for kidnapping attempts against IDFsoldiers -- Israel kills three Hamas terrorists that planned to kidnap Israelis in Sinai (April 2011) -- Palestinian and Egyptian radical Islamic groups attack from Sinai -- Hamas plot to attack the city of Eilat and kidnap an IDF soldier -- Kidnapping of Israeli Civilians and Soldiers in the West Bank since 2006 -- attempt to kidnap two girls near Rehelim -- kidnapping and murder of Eliyahu Asheri -- abduction and murder of Danny Yaakobi near Qalkilya -- Hamas attempt to kidnap Israeli in Samaria -- Issawiya (East Jerusalem) Hamas terror cell -- Jordanian Hamas member plotted to kidnap Israelis -- Hamas' Ramallah terror network -- Israel thwarted a Hamas kidnapping plot in the West Bank -- Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror abduction attempt (2011) -- Hamas' plot to kidnap IDF soldier and to smuggle him to Gaza through Sinai -- "Silvester" terror plot -- Hamas militants suspected of planning to abduct settlers -- abduction of three teenagers (June 2014) -- abduction and murder of Mohammad Abu Khieder -- Hamas' para-gliding plot, the "Malaysian connection" -- Waseem Qawasmeh affair -- Hamas terror cell planning to kidnap Israelis (Dec. 2015) -- 9. Operation "Protective Edge" and Sub-Terrain Warfare -- Hamas' Tunnel Network -- Terror Tunnels (2006 -- 2014) -- Use of the Tunnels during Operation "Protective Edge", 2014 -- IDF Campaign against the Tunnels in the Gaza Strip -- Kidnapping of IDF Soldier Oron Shaul -- Kidnapping of IDF Officer Hadar Goldin and the Hanibal Protocol -- Hanibal protocol -- From missing in action to killed in action -- Hamas version of the events -- reactions of the family -- Avraham Mengistu Affair -- Release efforts -- Hisham al-Sayed Affair -- Juma Ibrahim Abu Anima Affair Release efforts -- Post "Protective Edge" Negotiation with Hamas -- Turkish -- Israeli Reconciliation Agreement (June 2016) -- Tunnel Threat from Gaza Strip (2016) -- underground wall -- underground detection system -- Mahmoud Atawa affair -- Hamas attack tunnel near Kibbutz Holit (April 2016) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visit at the tunnel site -- Hamas attack tunnel (May 2016) -- response of Hamas -- Summary -- 10. Egypt and the War against Tunnels in the Sinai Peninsula -- Egyptian Armed Forces Tactics -- Detection of the tunnels -- underground "still wall" -- "buffer-zone" -- Hooding the tunnels -- challenge of "Iron tunnels" -- Fighting the tunnels by legal means -- Summary -- 11. Hezbollah and Terror Abductions in Lebanon -- Hezbollah Abductions Against Israel -- Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah -- Terror Abductions (1986 -- 2006) -- Abduction of two IDF soldiers in Lebanon (Feb.
1986) -- Ron Arad affair (October 1986) -- "Operation Poplar's Whistle" (the Israeli SEALs' debacle [September 1997]) -- abduction of three IDF soldiers at Mount Dov (October 2000) -- Hezbollah abduction attempt at Rajar (November 2005) -- attacks -- abduction attempts -- Israeli response -- kidnapping of two IDF soldiers: The second Lebanon war (July 2006) -- Hezbollah's demands and Nasrallah's speech -- Israel's response to attack -- response in Lebanon and the International Arena -- Winograd Commission (April 2007) -- Summary -- Israel's Efforts to Obtain the Release of IDF Soldiers held by Hezbollah -- abduction of Sheikh Abd al Karim Obeid (July 1989) -- abduction of Mustafa Dirani (May 1994) -- Iranian and Hezbollah steps to release Sheikh Karim Obeid -- aftermath -- disappearance of four Iranian diplomats in Lebanon (1982) -- Reciprocal Links between Hamas and Hezbollah Abductions -- Hezbollah: Operational Involvement in the Palestinian Arena -- Hezbollah Unit 1800 -- Fawzi Mohammed Mustafa Ayub affair -- Unit 1800 and Egypt -- Hezbollah Unit 133 -- Hezbollah terror cell in Judea and Samaria -- Hezbollah -- The Tunnel Threat (2016) -- 12. How Israel should Respond to the Abduction of Israeli Soldiers -- Hannibal Protocol -- Shamgar Commission and the Government's Response to the Report -- recommendations -- government's response to the report -- New legislation -- Conclusions -- effects of asymmetric prisoner swaps.
Note Print version.
ISBN 9781782843849 (electronic bk.)
1782843841 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 966444768
Additional Format Print version: Shay, Shaul. Israel and Islamic terror abductions, 1986-2016. Chicago, IL : Sussex Academic Press, 2017 9781845198237 (DLC) 2016032686 (OCoLC)957748163

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