Terrorism - politically motivated terrorism - is widely recognized today as one of the scourges of civilization. The frequency of terrorist acts, and the number of deaths and injuries that resulted have steadily increased during the past 20 years. Terrorism poses three challenges to the modern nation state: a security challenge, a moral challenge and a legal challenge. This article seeks to address the issues raised by the legal challenge, and particularly the responses to that challenge by Israel, whose citizens have been unceasing victims.





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