BURNING FLOWERS, BURNING DREAMS

CONSEQUENCES OF SUICIDE BOMBINGS 

ON CIVILIANS IN ISRAEL 2000-2005


Glossary 

TERMS USED IN THIS REPORT 


AGONY: extreme mental or physical suffering 

ANXIETY: state of being anxious; concerned about the future and in a state of excessive uneasiness. 

BEREAVE: to rob, dispossess, leave desolate. 

BIAS: predisposition towards prejudice, distortion of result or facts. 

BOMB: high explosive or incendiary material or smoke, gas, in container fired from gun, thrown or 
deposited by hand, dropped from aircraft, embedded in suicide bomb-belt, and exploded by impact 
or time mechanism. 

CASUALTY: accident, mishap, disaster; person killed or injured in war or accident; thing lost or destroyed. 

CIVILIAN: person not in, or of, army or navy or air force. 

COLLATERAL: side by side, parallel, subordinate but from same source 

COMBATANT: person that fights. 

CONFLICT: fight, struggle, collision, clashing of opposed forces or interests, incompatible wishes. 

CONSCIENCE: moral sense of right and wrong. 

COPING: process of contending successfully, dealing competently with, a situation or problem. 

COUNSELING: the giving of professional advice on social problems. 

CULT: system of religious worship, devotion or homage to person or thing. 

DEMON: evil spirit or devil, especially possessing a person; malignant supernatural being, cruel, malignant, destructive, forceful, fierce. 

DEMONIZATION: To make into or like a demon. 

DISASTER: sudden or great misfortune, calamity, complete failure. 

DETONATE: to cause to explode. 

DISABILITY: thing or lack that prevents a person doing something; physical incapacity caused by injury or disease. 

DISABLE: to make unable; incapacitate from doing; deprive or reduce power of e.g. walking. 

EMERGENCY: sudden state of danger e.g. patient needing immediate treatment; condition approximating to that of war; something used or arising in an emergency. 

FANATIC: person filled with excessive and mistaken enthusiasm, especially in religion. 

FREEDOM: condition of personal liberty; non slavery; free from fear and want. 

FUNDAMENTALISM: strict maintenance of traditional orthodox religious beliefs, literal acceptance of 
creeds as fundamentals. 

GRIEF: deep or violent sorrow. 

GRIEVING: process of deep sorrow 

GUILT: fact of having committed a specified or implied offense. 

GUILTY: criminal or culpable of having committed a particular offense. 

HATE: having strong dislike of, or strong aversion to; dislike greatly. 

HATRED: active dislike; enmity; rejection and ill will. 

HOMICIDE: one who kills a human being; killing of a human being by another. 

HOMICIDAL BOMBER: bomber whose primary objective is to kill people. 

HOPE: expectation and desire combining; feeling of trust; clinging to a possibility. 

INCITEMENT: to urge or stir up. 

INJUSTICE: lack of equity, unfairness unjust act. 

INNOCENT: free from moral wrong, unacquainted with evil, not guilty of crime, 

INTERNATIONAL: existing, or carried on, between different nations; agreed on by all or many nations; 

INTERNATIONAL LAW: body of rules regarded by nations as governing their mutual behavior in peace 
and war. 

INJURY: wrongful action or treatment; harm, damage. 

JIHAD: religious war of Muslims against unbelievers; campaign for or against a doctrine.

JUSTICE: Just conduct, fairness, exercise of authority in maintenance of right. 

KAMIKAZE: Japanese aircraft laden with explosives and deliberately crashed by its pilot on its target. 

LETHAL: designed to cause death. 

MARTYR: one who undergoes death or suffering for a cause. 

MILITARY: of, done by, benefiting soldiers, the army or all armed forces. 

MOURN: to feel sorrow or regret in relation to dead person or lost thing, misfortune etc. 

NAIL: small metal spike usually with point and broadened head, driven in with a hammer to hold things 
together. 

NON-COMBATANT: person who does not fight. 

OPTIMISM: view that good must ultimately prevail over evil, hopeful disposition. 

PEACE: freedom from or cessation from war, treaty of peace between two powers at war, freedom from 
civil disorder, quiet, tranquility mental calm, state of quietness or friendliness. 

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER: experience of a traumatic event that is outside the range of 
usual human experience, the event itself being so extreme that a person experiences significant 
psychopathology and subsequent problems in adjustment. 

PRIMARY RESPONDER: the first person to provide assistance to a wounded person. 

RECONCILIATION: process of making friends after estrangement, to heal or settle a quarrel or 
disagreement, to harmonize or make more compatible. 

SCREW: cylinder or cone with spiral ridge running round it outside or inside for fastening pieces of wood 
together with more security than a nail acting to exert pressure in various ways; instrument of torture 
operating thus. 

SHRAPNEL: hollow projectile containing bullets or pieces of metal and timed to burst slightly short of 
objective and release them in shower; fragments of bombs thrown out by explosion. - 

SOCIAL JUSTICE: type of justice which is concerned with mutual relations between classes and nations of human beings, and expresses social views. 

SOUL: spiritual or immaterial part of man. 

STRATEGY: management of an army, armies, terrorists, in planning and deployment so as to maximize 
effect on an enemy at place, time and conditions preferential to selectors. 

SUFFER: undergo, experience, be subjected to, pain, loss, grief, defeat, change , punishment, wrong, 
damage or disablement. 

SUICIDE: person who intentionally kills himself; intentional self-slaughter; pact ,agreement between 
persons to commit suicide together; 

SUICIDE BOMBER: person who intentionally kills him/herself in order to inflict maximum casualties at the same time on other people, usually politically or religiously motivated. 

SUICIDAL: pertaining to suicide; tending to commit suicide; destructive or fatal to one's own interests. 

SUPERFLUOUS: more than enough; redundant; needless. 

SUPERFICIAL: of or on the surface only; not going deep; without depth; 

SURVIVAL: process of continuing to live or exist in spite of perils. 

TARGET: anything that is fired at or made an objective of warlike operations. 

TERROR: extreme fear; person or thing that causes terror, period marked by remorseless, sanguinary 
excesses. 

TERROR ATTACK VICTIMS: victims of enemy actions. 

TERRORIST: one who favors or uses terror-inspiring methods of governing or of coercing government or 
community. 

TERRORIZE: fill with terror; coerce by terrorism. 

TSUNAMI: vast tidal wave produced by seismic eruptions. 

TSUNAMI-LIKE: similar to tidal waves which cause destruction. 

TRAUMA: morbid condition of body produced by wound or external violence; emotional shock. 

TRAUMATIC: causing trauma, wounding ; unpleasant experience. 

TRUST: firm belief in reliability, honesty, veracity, justice, strength of person or thing.. 

TRUSTWORTHY: worthy of trust. 

VICTIMS: person or thing injured or destroyed as a result of an event or circumstances. 

VIOLENCE: quality of being violent; violent conduct or treatment, outrage, injury; unlawful exercise of 
physical force; intimidation, by exhibition of this. 

VIOLENT: involving great physical force, intense, vehement, passionate, furious, impetuous, vivid. 

WOUND: injury by deliberate cut, stab, blow, tear to person's body, feelings, mind or spirit. 

VOLUNTEER: person who spontaneously undertakes a task. 

VULNERABLE: that may be wounded or susceptible to injury, exposed to damage by weapon, criticism 
etc. 

WEAPON: thing designed, used or usable as instrument for inflicting bodily harm e.g. gun, bomb, rifle, 
sword, spear, stick, hammer, poker, horn, claw. 

 



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