Terrorism, by its very nature, is a dynamic and rapidly changing phenomenon. This is particularly true of Palestinian terrorism: it is pluralistic in composition, flourishes in a highly volatile region, and is affected by numerous external actors and elements. Hence any attempt to produce research on Palestinian terrorism of a completely up-to-date nature is doomed to failure. Most of the work on this study was completed by the fall of 1985, and the statistics presented generally cover the period 1968-1984.
Introduction, Chapter 1 The Palestinian Impact on International Terrorism, Chapter 2 Terrorist Activity Outside the Target Country: The Palestinian Approach ,Chapter 3 Palestinian Terrorism Outside of Israel, 1968-84: Data and Trends, Chapter 4 International Reaction, Chapter 5 Conclusion: A Cost-Benefit Account