The Profile of the Palestinian Suicide Martyrs (Istishhadiyin

The Profile of the Palestinian Suicide Martyrs (Istishhadiyin)*
Dr. Bassam Yousef Ibrahim Banat**

The Profile explores all the characteristics of the Palestinian suicide martyrs (Istishhadiyin) and their martyrdom operations as well. The Palestinian suicide martyrs (Istishhadiyin) were able to implement two hundred qualitative martyrdom operations using an explosive belt, or an explosive bag or an explosive car that rocked Israel and raised a large wave of reactions locally and internationally. The Profile has all their demographic characteristics; all the characteristics of their martyrdom operations; the personality characteristics of the Palestinian suicide martyrs (Istishhadiyin): social, religious, national and psychological features which qualified them to do this strategic action. Besides, the Profile has the main motivations which drove the Palestinian youth to carry out such operations and the relationship between the emergence of these operations and Israeli crimes committed against the rights of the unarmed Palestinian people. Finally the Profile includes the main behavioral changes which appeared on the Palestinian suicide martyrs (Istishhadiyin) prior to the execution of the martyrdom operation, in addition to their families’ opinion about martyrdom operations.

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*This Profile is part of a Doctoral Dissertation titled "Palestinian Suicide Martyrs (Istishhadiyin): Facts and Figures 2010", Department of Sociology, Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology, The University of Granada, Spain. Supervised by: Professor Margarita Latiesa and Professor Khader Musleh, Department of Social Sciences, Bethlehem University, Palestine.

**PhD in Sociology (Methodology & Statistics), Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Al-Quds University, bassambanat@yahoo.com, bbanat@arts.alquds.edu, bbanat@ugr.es

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The Profile of the Palestinian Suicide Martyrs (Istishhadiyin
Abstract in English: 
The Profile of the Palestinian Suicide Martyrs (Istishhadiyin)* Dr. Bassam Yousef Ibrahim Banat** The Profile explores all the characteristics of the Palestinian suicide martyrs (Istishhadiyin) and their martyrdom operations as well. The Palestinian suicide martyrs (Istishhadiyin) were able to implement two hundred qualitative martyrdom operations using an explosive belt, or an explosive bag or an explosive car that rocked Israel and raised a large wave of reactions locally and internationally. The Profile has all their demographic characteristics; all the characteristics of their martyrdom operations; the personality characteristics of the Palestinian suicide martyrs (Istishhadiyin): social, religious, national and psychological features which qualified them to do this strategic action. Besides, the Profile has the main motivations which drove the Palestinian youth to carry out such operations and the relationship between the emergence of these operations and Israeli crimes committed against the rights of the unarmed Palestinian people. Finally the Profile includes the main behavioral changes which appeared on the Palestinian suicide martyrs (Istishhadiyin) prior to the execution of the martyrdom operation, in addition to their families’ opinion about martyrdom operations. _________________________________________________________________ *This Profile is part of a Doctoral Dissertation titled "Palestinian Suicide Martyrs (Istishhadiyin): Facts and Figures 2010", Department of Sociology, Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology, The University of Granada, Spain. Supervised by: Professor Margarita Latiesa and Professor Khader Musleh, Department of Social Sciences, Bethlehem University, Palestine. **PhD in Sociology (Methodology & Statistics), Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Al-Quds University, bassambanat@yahoo.com, bbanat@arts.alquds.edu, bbanat@ugr.es