TITLE

The Palestinian Facebook Movement: Can it take up the baton of revolution?

AUTHOR(S)
Agbarieh-Zahalka, Asma; Preminger, Yonatan
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
Challenge (07924143);2011, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a strategy to enable the Palestinians achieve their political and social aspirations after failing from their previous armed struggles and unsuccessful negotiations. Young Palestinians initiated a movement expressing their opposition in the division between political movements Fatah and Hamas which gained support after posting their slogan in Facebook. The proposed strategy requires the Palestinians to return to the first, unarmed Intifada which is similar to the uprising that happens in some Arab states.
ACCESSION #
60432936

 

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