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Wars and Suicides in Israel, 1948–2006
International Center for Health, Law and Ethics, Department of Psychology, Law and Ethics, University of Haifa, Mount Camel, Haifa 31905, Israel
Received: 13 March 2012 / Accepted: 11 May 2012 / Published: 18 May 2012
Abstract: This paper reports the characteristics of suicides which occurred during the existential and the non-existential wars in Israel. It provides a first approximation of whether the suicide patterns in each war are consistent with the findings of Morselli and Durkheim, and whether their theoretical interpretations can serve as a preliminary guideline to explaining the Israeli case, which is characterized by short periods of war, social integration during some of the non-existential wars, and a sharp rise in post-war male suicide rates following all of the existential wars. Implications for further studies on the subject in Israel and elsewhere are discussed.
Keywords: Israel; suicide; existential and non-existential wars
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Oron (Ostre), I. Wars and Suicides in Israel, 1948–2006. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9, 1927-1938.
Oron (Ostre) I. Wars and Suicides in Israel, 1948–2006. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2012; 9(5):1927-1938.
Oron (Ostre), Israel. 2012. "Wars and Suicides in Israel, 1948–2006." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 9, no. 5: 1927-1938.