In 2003, Nir Regev – a university student, whom Ami Pedahzur had taught – was
killed when Hanadi Jaradat, a 29-year-old lawyer from Jenin, blew herself up in
a Haifa restaurant. Against this backdrop of personal loss, this book sets out to
‘understand the phenomenon of suicide terrorism’ (p. 4). It is divided into three
parts: the first part defines suicide terrorism; the second considers the causes for its
emergence and dispersion, and the third examines its effects and makes suggestions
to deal with it.
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