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Individual Palestinian resistance

Lamis AndoniThere is no doubt that the phenomenon of individual resistance poses a new challenge for the Israeli authorities. Israel's security agency (Shin Bet) admitted that collective punishment has failed and called for "aggressive surgical operations" that target individuals and subject Palestinians to monitoring and censorship on social media websites. However, at the same time, individual operations indicate the absence of Palestinian organisations and organised work which is necessary to contextualise popular resistance and an intifada politically and organisationally because individual operations lack leadership and the network necessary for support and continuity.


An 'Intifada' that adapts to reality

Hani Al-MasriIs what is happening in Jerusalem nowadays an outburst, an Intifada, the prelude to the outbreak of an Intifada, or an "Intifada" that adapts to and fits reality?


Israel pushing an Intifada?

Palestinian resistanceOn 12th July, three Israeli boys were kidnapped resulting in collective punishment throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Israeli soldiers led a manhunt to find the boys, ransacking thousands of homes- the boys' bodies were found two and a half weeks later. Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach had been shot dead shortly after they were kidnapped.


The Arab Spring is just a preview of future revolutions

Faisal Al-QasimIn order for us to be realistic, we must describe the Arab revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, and Syria as "takeaway" revolutions; they are like fast foods that do not satisfy the hunger because they have not gone through the normal preparation and development. Real meals go through five or more courses, as well as the time required to prepare them. However, the Arab revolutions represent an unnourishing meal packaged in a flimsy plastic box, eaten by people to fill their stomachs, either for economic reasons, urgency or because they are unwilling to prepare a complete meal, pay for it, or even wait for it to be ready.


Bahrain: What now?

Bill LawIn the parliamentary vote that took place on 22 November, the government of the Gulf island kingdom of Bahrain is claiming an unofficial turnout of nearly 52% while the leading opposition society, Al Wefaq is saying not more than 30% came out to vote. Wefaq and other opposition parties boycotted the election leaving the field open for hundreds of independent candidates to run.