Hamas has announced the beginning of the third intifada
six days after US President Donald Trump announced the decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Sputnik International reported.
One line in particular is at the center of the controversy: "I is for Intifada
is Arabic for rising up for what is right, if you are a kid or grownup
Associating the ongoing Palestinian intifada
(uprising) with the number of stabbings or alleged stabbings carried out by Palestinian youths was a mistake from the start.
The most important is that we have had two intifadas
against Israeli occupation and they have generated no significant results in terms of liberation or national rights and reconstitution.
Early last week, a new Facebook page calling for a third intifada
in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip was created.
More than 100 countries recognized the 1988 Palestinian independence declaration while the first intifada
was still going on.
The sprouting of militant resistance movements and their campaigns against Israel, particularly the first Intifada
, drew attention of the whole world to the plight of the Palestinians and forced the start of the peace process in Madrid 1990.
A third intifada
would work wonders for Israel's battered image," wrote Zvi Bar'el in Haaretz: 'Civil uprising?
In this regard, the permanent Palestinian intifada
is the opposite of the permanent Trotsky intifada
, as our intifadas
end with defeats, ones whose duplication we cannot adjourn.
The eruption of both the first and the second Intifadas
cannot be faultlessly explained by one individual, for it meant different things to different people.
The damage Berglas referred to continued to ebb and flow in the period between the two Intifadas
, becoming much more intensive in the second.
Goldberg and Justine Shapiro, along with co-director and editor Carlos Bolado, shot the documentary between 1997 and 2000, in the comparatively peaceful period between the first and second intifadas
succeeded, or so goes the Israeli logic, because of Arab backing.
The international community must make efforts to stop this new round of violence between the Palestinians and the Israelis because if this is a third Intifada
, then its outcome will be very different from the two previous Intifadas
, which began in 1987 and 2000.
In some tragic way, the Israeli responses to Palestinian uprisings is the best validation of the popular nature of the Intifada
, which goes against every claim made by Israeli leaders that say Intifadas
are staged and manipulated for specific political ends.