The Effect of Female Suicide Attacks on Foreign Media Framing of Conflicts: The Case of the Palestinian–Israeli Conflict

Moran Yarchi
  • Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, July 2014, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/1057610x.2014.921768

The Effect of Female Suicide Attacks on Foreign Media Framing of Conflicts

What is it about?

The study examines the effect of female suicide attacks on foreign media framing of conflicts. Examining the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, The findings suggest that foreign media discourse around female suicide bombers promotes more messages about the society within which the terrorists are embedded. Since the coverage of female terrorists tends to provide more detailed information about the perpetrator, it focuses more on the terror organizations’ side of the conflict’s story.

Why is it important?

The study’s goal was to discover the effect foreign media coverage of female suicide attacks has on framing of conflicts that utilizes terror as a weapon, in an era when image play a significant role in achieving the political actors' goals.

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