Settling on Violence: Expansion of Israeli Outposts in the West Bank in Response to Terrorism

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Anna Getmansky

Department of Government, University of Essex

Tolga Sinmazdemir

Bogazici University; Washington University in St. Louis

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

How does terrorism affect land control in intrastate conflicts? This paper explores this question in the case of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during the Second Intifada (2000-2005), and shows that Palestinian attacks lead 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.

Suggested Citation

Getmansky, Anna and Sinmazdemir, Tolga, Settling on Violence: Expansion of Israeli Outposts in the West Bank in Response to Terrorism (2016). Studies in Conflict & Terrorism (Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2105317

Anna Getmansky (Contact Author)

Department of Government, University of Essex ( email )

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Tolga Sinmazdemir

Bogazici University ( email )

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Washington University in St. Louis ( email )

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