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Q: Female Suicide Bombers ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Female Suicide Bombers
Category: Reference, Education and News
Asked by: rnavarro-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 15 Jul 2002 10:52 PDT
Expires: 14 Aug 2002 10:52 PDT
Question ID: 39794
To date what it the most accurate count of female suicide bombers?
Subject: Re: Female Suicide Bombers
Answered By: xemion-ga on 15 Jul 2002 11:44 PDT
There have been four.  Here are their names and the dates of their

Wafa Idriss - January 28, 2002
Dareen Abu Aisheh - February 27, 2002
Ayat Akhras - March 29, 2002
Andaleeb Takafka - April 12, 2002

To view a whole timeline of bombers, visit the CNN website below.  In
the bottom left is the link "Timeline: Terror chronology".  Click on

The CNN timeline isn't completely up-to-date, but through my searches
I've concluded that there have not been any further female bombers
since Takafka.

Here are a couple articles that may also interest you:

"Woman describes the mentality of a suicide bomber"

"Female Suicide Bombers: The New Factor in Mideast's Deadly Equation"

I used the following search terms in Google to obtain this
"Dareen Abu Aisheh"
"Ayat Akhras"
Suicide Bomber timeline
Female Suicide Bombers
suicide bomber timeline palestine israel

I hope this helps you.  Please feel free to ask for clarification if
necessary and if you're satified with the answer, please rate it.

Clarification of Answer by xemion-ga on 15 Jul 2002 11:51 PDT
I was going to put this in the answer, but I forgot, so here it is
now.  It's an article on female suicide bomber who changed her mindat
the last minute.

"Would-be suicide bomber backs out"

Thanks again!

Subject: Re: Female Suicide Bombers
From: expertlaw-ga on 15 Jul 2002 13:54 PDT
Was this question supposed to be about Israel-Palestine, or about
female suicide bombers.

"Female suicide bombers are not a recent phenomena, they're just new
to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Tamil Tigers have recruited
more women than men for suicide attacks, and not just because women
are less likely to get searched or to arouse suspicion. Men are
considered more suited to training recruits, so it's just more
efficient to have women kill themselves. No surprise to find men
keeping themselves at the centre of things, relegating women to
positions of service rather than strategy.",11812,690556,00.html

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