The Decreasing Effectiveness of Hamas Terrorism

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The downturn in Hamas’s fortunes is not only political but also practical. From the 1990s through the “al-Aqsa intifada,” it made lethal use of suicide terrorism. Its substitutes since then – ballistic, tunnel, and now kite terrorism – are decreasingly effective.

Hamas’s recent political setbacks are well known. The most punishing was the downfall of Egyptian president and Muslim Brotherhood member Muhammad Morsi and his replacement by Abdel Fatah Sisi, who destroyed the tunnel industry from which Hamas derived most of its revenues.

That setback was worsened by the Palestinian Authority’s attempt to deny Hamas revenue by reducing salaries to 70,000 PA employees in Gaza, by far the largest group of consumers in the Strip. The PA’s goal was similar to that of Sisi: to generate less tax revenue for Hamas.

Yet the downturn in Hamas’s fortunes is not only political but also practical, as can be seen in its approach to the exercise of terrorism. In the 1990s through the “al-Aqsa intifada,” Hamas made lethal use of suicide terrorism. Its substitutes since then – ballistic, tunnel, and now kite terrorism – are decreasingly effective.

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