Inspired by Arab Spring, Palestinian protest is bursting with new energy

17.05.2011                      13.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 28 des Omer

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Inspired by Arab Spring, Palestinian protest is bursting with new energy

The pro-democracy revolts in the Arab world have instilled a new sense of possibility among Palestinians, who had been dejected after two failed uprisings against Israeli rule and fruitless peace talks over the past 20 years.

Palestinian activists are calling it a preview of new tactics to pressure Israel and win world support for statehood: Masses of marchers, galvanized by the Arab Spring and brought together by Facebook, descending on borders and military posts – and daring Israeli soldiers to shoot.
It could prove more problematic for Israel than the suicide bombings and other deadly violence of the past – which the current Palestinian Authority leadership feels only tainted their cause….