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Al-Aqsa Attacks: How Israel Is Sowing the Seeds of a New Uprising

Author: David Hearst

Affiliation: Middle East Eye

Organization/Publisher: Middle East Eye

Date/Place: May 11, 2021/UK

Type of Literature: Opinion  

Word Count: 1714

Link: https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/israel-palestine-aqsa-sheikh-jarrah-sowing-new-uprising 

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Al-Aqsa, and Gaza Strip 

 

Brief:

 

The author argues that if Netanyahu thought he would bury the Palestinian state through the normalization with UAE or Bahrain, or by removing Sudan from the terrorist list, or having the US recognize Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, he realizes now that all were not dealing with Palestinians. The author identifies how a new Palestinian generation is rising, which Netanyahu and his government cannot stop. Hearst states that “There is a Mona al-Kurd on every street corner.” This new generation is rising in a state which discriminates against them—for instance, the mobs of far-right Jewish youths shouting “Death to Arabs,” etc. The author maintains that Israeli hatred is the consequence of effort by Israeli institutions at all levels. Compared to previous intifadas, the author argues that this time there are no honest brokers anymore, making the Palestinians rely mainly on themselves based on the resources available to them. In the end, the author reminds us that Israel can use maximum force; however, they will learn to question the benefit of doing so. 

 

By: Fadi Zatari, CIGA Senior Research Associate

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