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Intifada : the long day of rage / David Pratt
Bib ID 4269787
Format BookBook
Author
Pratt, David
 
Description Glasgow : Sunday Herald Books, 2006 
294 p. : maps ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 9781904684169
1904684165
Summary

"Armed with stones, Kalashnikovs and the scarcely believable martyrdom of the suicide bomber, a generation of Palestinians has confronted one of the most lethal armies in the Middle East in a battle that has stunned and horrified the world. For almost two decades the intifada has been the byword for Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation. But, for all its familiar usage in the media, many people remain unclear as to what the intifada really is, or how it began. Just what fuels the anger? Who are the key players in this deadly clash and where, during these dangerous days in the Middle East, does the resistance go from here? Part reflection, part reportage, in The Long Day Of Rage foreign correspondent and film-maker David Pratt takes the reader on a journey across the frontlines of the Palestinian uprising." "From the War of the Stones in the 1980s, to the eruption of the al-Aqsa intifada in 2000, and the ultimate rise of Hamas, this is an eyewitness tour through the Islamic hotbeds, beleaguered refugee camps, and bomb-makers' dens of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Above all, it is a gripping and graphic account of a people's struggle to shake off oppression as viewed from the ground zero of besieged Ramallah and the ruins of a shell-shattered Jenin."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Background to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • Main Palestinian Groups
  • A day of rage
  • War of the stones
  • The bulldozer in the china shop
  • 'I have a feeling this is going to be very bad'
  • Same shit, different day
  • Another brick in the wall
  • 'If Yasser Arafat didn't exist, you would have to invent him'
  • The changing of the guard.
 
Subjects Arab-Israeli conflict.

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