Talk:List of Palestinian suicide attacks

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Name[edit]

For brevity's sake, I'd like to move this article to List of Palestinian suicide attacks. Comments? Jalapenos do exist (talk) 14:38, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was page moved.  Skomorokh, barbarian  19:00, 8 November 2009 (UTC)


List of Palestinian militant groups suicide attacksList of Palestinian suicide attacks — - [The target is more concise; more recognizable (for example, "Palestinian suicide attacks" beats "Palestinian militant groups suicide attacks" on google by over 5:1); and, because of these reasons, it is easier to find. The target is a simple redirect to the current title, but the move can't be made by a non-admin, apparently because the target used to be a redirect, for no clear reason, to Lists of Palestinian suicide attacks (note the plural).] --Jalapenos do exist (talk) 16:55, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

  • Support. Keep title simple. M0RD00R (talk) 15:53, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Support. --Gilabrand (talk) 16:05, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Number of suicide bombings[edit]

I don't understand. According to this page, the suicide attacks' mortal victims are similar to the first reference,[1] but in such reference the number of suicide bombings in 2002 ascend to 60, while I only could find 45. This matter is confusing.

Attacks that are not suicide attacks[edit]

The 'Frank Sinatra' bombing of 31 July 2002 (aka the Hebrew University massacre, etc.) was not a suicide bombing; it was carried out with a concealed bomb laid on a cafeteria table and detonated remotely. There may be many other attacks on this list that don't belong here. Jalapenos do exist (talk) 23:52, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

The criteria used for this list: successful deliberate attacks committed by Palestinian militant groups against civilians and against security forces members using suicide bombers or other similar kind of bombing attacks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 190.16.232.216 (talk) 11:34, 23 February 2010 (UTC)
That's fine, but then it seems that the title should be changed. Jalapenos do exist (talk) 20:08, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Human Capital and the Productivity of Suicide Bombers pdf Journal of Economic Perspectives Volume 21, Number 3, Summer 2007. Pages 223–238

Merge proposal[edit]

Since this article lists all suicide attacks, surely we don't need separate lists for each group?
I propose the following pages be merged into this one:

Thoughts? ~Asarlaí 21:49, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

Yes, dear god this is absurd. Plus all 4 articles are incomplete. I say we just start from scratch and build an article called List of Palestinian suicide bombings or History of suicide bombings in Israel, maybe both - I don't know. But what we have now is totally absurd. Wikifan12345 (talk) 07:18, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Types of Attacks[edit]

This list is very confusing as it does not generally distinguish between attacks on civilian targets and attacks on military targets such as checkpoints or army bases. It is important that such a distinction be made for the page to be useful as a research tool. Furthermore, whereas some locations are explicitly stated to be in the West Bank or Gaza, not all locations in those two territories are labeled as such (for example some say Ariel, West Bank, others just Ariel). I will attempt to correct that latter point, but only partially. Finally, it would be nice to separate the killed and injured into two columns, so as to have the data on how many people were injured when someone was also killed. The current format is really confusing. Readlotsof books (talk) 07:21, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

After your comment, I'm still expecting you to improve this article, which of course is not finished. Carry on with your editions!
However, I'm afraid the exact amount of wounded is hard to find in every attack (few references say something precise about the number of injured).--AndresHerutJaim (talk) 21:44, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Mehola not Mechola[edit]

I searched for "Mechola" and haven't found anything with that name, I asked in hebrew wikipedia and someone replied confirming that whoever typed that word made a typo. --Escalader (talk) 16:52, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Not a typo. It is a different transliteration. Mekhola, Mekola, Mehola, Mechola are all the same name. You could also use different vowels. Geofferic TC 12:24, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Suicide bombing near bus - one killed - 18 August 2011 - (The 2011 attack in south israel)[edit]

Suicide bombing near bus - one killed - 18 August 2011 - (The 2011 attack in south israel) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shimond111 (talkcontribs) 13:16, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Bombing Jerusalem - two killed 39 injured- 23 August 2011[edit]

2011_Jerusalem_bus_stop_bombing — Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.226.6.181 (talk) 09:18, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Discrepancies between itemized fatalities and fatalities by year[edit]

I noticed several discrepancies between the total number of deaths listed in the itemized sections and the summary, "Total number of fatalities, by year". Is this bad arithmetic or are there other factors not mentioned--e.g., injured parties receiving a fatal wound, thereby not dying in the attack itself, but later contributing to the number of fatalities. If the former is the case, this article needs editorial work (which I will do if no one explains why these numbers are different); if the later is the case, a new section explaining the gap in numbers would be helpful, which I would encourage the authors on this article to generate.