For almost a decade, Israel suffered from a new kind of terrorism where an individual terrorist would approach a target with explosives attached to himself and kill himself along with others.
From 1993 to 2002, Israel experienced a large amount of suicide bombings targeted towards Israeli civilians.
Western intellectuals along with Islamic fundamental apologists made the flawed argument that because Israeli Citizens are required to do military service they are legitimate targets at any age.
Israeli response to suicide bombings were pathetic with no real ability to deter such attacks because they were unable to properly punish perpetrators or stop incentives.
Source: The Times Of Israel