Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745330693 Published January 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745330709 Published January 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Popular Resistance in Palestine: A History of Hope and Empowerment

Mazin B. Qumsiyeh

Popular Resistance in Palestine: A History of Hope and Empowerment

Mazin B. Qumsiyeh

Distributed for Pluto Press

304 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745330693 Published January 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745330709 Published January 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
The Western media paint Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupation as exclusively violent: armed resistance, suicide bombings, and rocket attacks. In reality these methods are the exception to what is a peaceful and creative resistance movement. In this fascinating book, Dr Mazin Qumsiyeh synthesises data from hundreds of original sources to provide the most comprehensive study of civil resistance in Palestine.

The book contains hundreds of stories of the heroic and highly innovative methods of resistance employed by the Palestinians over more than 100 years. The author also analyses the successes, failures, missed opportunities and challenges facing ordinary Palestinians as they struggle for freedom against incredible odds. This is the only book to critically and comparatively study the uprisings of 1920-21, 1929, 1936-9, 1970s, 1987-1991 and 2000-2006.

The compelling human stories told in this book will inspire people of all faiths and political backgrounds to chart a better and more informed direction for a future of peace with justice.
Contents

Preface
1 Introduction
Chapter 2 What we want: Plurality, Justice, Human Rights
3 The Logic of Popular Resistance
4 Local Context of Popular Resistance
5 Popular Resistance during the Ottoman Rule
6 Balfour, Buraq, and Zionist Buildup (1917-1935)
7 The Great Revolt of 1936-1939
8 Devastation to Nakba 1939-1948
9 From Nakba to Naksa 1948-1967
10 One State of Oppression 1967-1986
11 Intifadat AlHijara 1987-1993
12 The Oslo Years and AlAqsa Intifada
13 Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions
14 Conclusions and Outlook to the Future
Appendix. Examples of local popular resistance groups and organizations
Index

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