Islamic Terror Abductions in the Middle East

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Sussex Academic Press, 2007 - History - 197 pages
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This book investigates abductions, hostage taking, beheadings, and global jihad influences in four theatres in the Middle East over the last 25 years (1980-2005): Israel (as a part of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict), Lebanon, Yemen and Iraq. It includes discussion of the William Buckley, William Higgins and "Irangate” abductions. The "Nachshon Waxman” affair - the Israeli soldier abducted and murdered by HAMAS in 1994 - is presented as a case study in understanding the four major phases of an abduction - preparation and planning; carrying out the abduction; negotiations; and the rescue attempt. ... Terrorist organizations use abduction as a tool for promotion of their and their patrons’ interests. Examination of Middle East abductions, and the relations/correlations between Islamic terrorist organizations and Iran, demonstrates Iran’s role as a terror supporting state, and the promotion of Iranian interests by its terrorist surrogates. ...The research examines the challenge posed by terrorist organizations for countries whose citizens have been abducted and the answers to that challenge, and provides theoretical classifications of the terror phenomenon in general and abductions/ beheadings in particular.

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Shaul Shay is a senior research fellow of the International Policy Institute for Counter Terrorism. He is the author of The Shahids, Islam and the Suicide Attacks; The "Axis of Evil”: Iran, Hizballah and Palestinian Terror; The Terror Triangle of the Red Sea: Yemen, Sudan and Somalia; and (with Yoram Scheweitzer) of The Globalization of Terror: the challenge of Al Qaida and the response of the international community

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