Popular resistanceالمقاومة الشعبية

Popular resistance

Sumud - Steadfastness (1948 onwards)

Design: Ibrahim Muhtadi [Al Quds], Gaza.
Sketch: Shaymaa Abu-Hasanain, [Gaza], Gaza
Embroidery: Khawla Dahrouj [Bir Seb’a] Gaza
Size: 59 x 102 cm

In his 2011 book Popular Resistance in Palestine, Mazin Qumsiyeh documents the many ways in which the indigenous people of Palestine have resisted  oppression – from the Ottoman Empire, the British Empire, and the Zionist colonial project.

Non-violent resistance has been far more common and enduring than violent resistance. It has involved petitions, strikes, demonstrations, civil disobedience, non-cooperation, boycott, divestment and sanctions.

Many Palestinian towns and villages have organised resistance initiatives, but the media have ignored most of these. This panel includes the names of some that have been reported.

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