DP5498 Israel, the Palestinian Factions and the Cycle of Violence
|Author(s):||David A Jaeger, M. Daniele Paserman|
|Publication Date:||February 2006|
|Keyword(s):||bargaining, conflict resolution, Intifada, terrorism, violence|
|JEL(s):||C32, D71, D74, H56|
|Programme Areas:||Labour Economics, Public Economics|
|Link to this Page:||www.cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=5498|
In this study we extend our previous work to examine the dynamic relationship between violence committed by Palestinian factions and that committed by Israel during the Second Intifada. We find a statistically significant relationship between Israeli fatalities claimed by groups associated with the ruling political party, Fatah, and subsequent Palestinian fatalities. We do not find a similar relationship for Israeli fatalities claimed by Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and other Palestinian factions. We conjecture that these differences are due to the different positions of the factions vis-à-vis bargaining over a two-state solution to the conflict as well as the organizational structures of the factions.