chapter  1
Palestinian popular struggle
ByMichael J. Carpenter
Pages 30

This chapter introduces Palestinian popular struggle by highlighting its increasingly widespread use beginning in 2017, including mass prayer protests in Jerusalem, the high-profile arrest of a young activist in the West Bank, and mass border protests in Gaza. The chapter then turns back a hundred years to the origins of the conflict in the British colonial government of Palestine that began in 1917. Major historical developments are summarized, including the founding of Israel in 1948 and the beginning of the military occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip in 1967. The chapter ends with an overview of some of the themes and controversies of an increasingly globalized popular resistance in the West Bank, including stone throwing.