Global Terrorism Part two Midterm

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Many Israeli police and military units have established excellent reputations in counterterrorist operations. Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service, is known for its expertise. The Israeli police are known how to handle bombs, snipers, kidnappings, and everyday crime. The tactical operations of these units are second to none. Tactical operations, however, differ from policies. Gov't decide the broad philosophy and practice of a policy, and tactical operations take place within the guidelines of long-term political goals. Policy involves a strategic view of a problem and the means to settle it. When Israel first suicide bombings, the gov't implemented a controversial policy called BULLDOZING, whose purpose was to destroy the family homes of suicide bombers. Bulldozing would be more painful than the pleasure of economic reward. PUNISHING Lebanon was another controversial policy for the sins of Hezbollah. Israel launched its first invasion of Lebanon to rid the south of the PLO. That ended after 18 -year occupations and the creation of a new enemy, Hezbollah. Another controversial policy was THE WALL that Israel began constructing. On the surface, this might seem to be an uncontroversial issue, but the path of the wall grabbed the attention of the world. The concrete and barbed wire barrier snaked through Palestine areas, often putting eater and other resources in the hands of the Israelis. It also separated people from services, jobs, and their families. The most controversial aspect of Israeli counterterrorist policy is SELECTIVE ASSASSINATION. Israeli has maintained a consistent policy against terrorism. When it is struck, it hits back hard. Israeli commandos and the IDF units have allegedly killed opposition leaders in the past, but the policy expanded during the al Aqsad intifada when Israel began the wholesale assassination of Hamas leadership.