Røislien, Jo & Hanne Eggen Røislien (2010) The Logic of Palestinian Terrorist Target Choice? Examining the Israel Defense Forces’ Official Statistics on Palestinian Terrorist Attacks 2000–2004, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 33(2): 134–148.
This article is the first to explore the Israel Defense Forces's official statistical data on Palestinian terrorism toward Israeli targets during the al-Aqsa intifada 2000-2004. Focusing the analysis on the logic of terrorist target choice, the article identifies two separate results: First, an unambiguous difference in the form of the attacks contingent on whether they are carried out in the state of Israel or in the Occupied Territories. Second, based on the same distinction, the analysis points out how the attacks are targeted toward distinctively different categories of the Israeli populace. Causes of the results are discussed.