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provocation

English criminal law words or conduct that incite a person to attack another

Provocation

 

(1) An act of inciting or prompting individuals, groups, or organizations to actions that will lead to grave, sometimes disastrous, consequences.

(2) Treacherous actions perpetrated by private agents of the police and reactionary parties (agents provocateurs) aimed at exposing, discrediting, and ultimately crushing progressive and revolutionary organizations.

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AMMAN, April 25, 2016 (WAFA) - The government of Jordan warned on Monday that Israel's repeated violations in Jerusalem, mainly provocative visits by Israeli settlers to al-Aqsa Mosque, could lead to disastrous consequences.
Statements will not abolish the truth and regardless of the extent of provocative rhetoric and threats, the course of justice will not stop," he said during an iftar at his Qoreitem residence.
Speaking to reporters following his meeting with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Ankara, Gul said that he did not approve the demonstrations which were provocative at a time when efforts were being made to facilitate tranquility and to end bloodshed.
He faces only one count in connection with the alleged provocative behaviour on June 15.
This morsel of information points to the provocative subtexts and symbiotic relationships in images created with impressive sleight of hand.
Cook does a wonderful job of explaining why this occurred, and demonstrating the ways in which the provocative mix of "illusionism" and "realism" devised by these showmen was incorporated into commercial popular culture.
San Francisco's Stop AIDS Project, known for its provocative HIV prevention workshops, appears to have gotten a thumbs-up from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Harris's "What is Africa to African American Women Writers" raises provocative questions about the way African diaspora women writers imagine Africa as their cultural marker without ever having experienced continental African culture.
The aim of Recovering Landscape is 'to make provocative contributions to how our contemporary landscapes are designed, made, and culturally valued', and thus stimulate innovative new practice.
Through the collection's title and unifying concept, a provocative gesture alluding to Yusef Komunyakaa's idea of "muscular lyricism" Hayes speaks to the breadth of his influences.
The twenty-year-old Profiles, to a specially commissioned score by Jan Radzynski, is perhaps neither pink nor black, although this essay in two-dimensional dance, seemingly inspired by Nijinsky's L'Apres-midi d'un Faune, is certainly provocative.