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ICT’s Research and Publications include short analyses and in-depth publications on a wide variety of topics including: terrorism, counter-terrorism, homeland security, radicalization process, cyber-terrorism, reviews from Jihadi Websites and insights from our database.


Tunnel Vision at the UN

29/07/2015 | by Richemond-Barak, Daphné (Dr.)

A year has passed since Israel and Gaza last went to war but one of the war's most important lessons has yet to be learned.  In its much anticipated report on last summer's Operation Protective Edge, a commission appointed by the UN Human Rights Council virtually ignored the main precipitant and tactical breakthrough of the war: underground warfare.

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Tunnels as war crime

12/08/2014 | by Richemond-Barak, Daphné (Dr.)

Tunnels were used by the British Army during World War I, the Vietcong in Vietnam, Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, and even the rebels during the current conflict in Syria, tunnels have not been seen as a key strategic threat in decades – until they formed the Israeli government’s main justification for Operation Protective Edge this July.

Tunnels have been used as a tactic of war since ancient times, but, unlike other military means and methods which are regulated by international law, tunnels as such are not addressed in the law governing war. Some would interpret this silence as indicating that tunnel warfare does not raise any unique legal issues. Dealing with tunnels, they might argue, does not significantly differ, from a legal perspective, from waging war in urban areas. But it does.

First published in Times of Israel

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The IHH: Humanitarianism, Terrorism, and Policy Ambiguities

30/12/2010 | by Multiple Authors

This article provides a comprehensive analysis of the IHH, its humanitarian structure, its links to terrorism (documented and alleged) and their involvement on the Mavi Marmara.

By A.E. Stahl and Sheena Reiss

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Hezbollah, a Global Terrorist Organization

03/10/2006 | by Azani, Eitan (Dr.)
Hezbollah of the year 2006 is a pragmatic terrorist organization that is well-armed, well-trained, and equipped with highly sophisticated weaponry. It is far more dangerous than the revolutionary Hezbollah of the 1980’s due to both the means at its disposal and the double faced policy it employs. In effect, Hezbollah did not abandon its goals; it just changed the pace of their implementation.
Hearing of the House Committee on International Relations – Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation - September 2006 
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Security and Liberty - Striking a Balance

09/04/2006 | by Multiple Authors

In this paper we will briefly review four different decisions given by the High Court of Justice in Israel (HCJ) and analyze their ramifications on the war on terror and the rule of law.

By Ophir Falk, Adv. and Joey Asch, Adv.

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