Popular Protest in Palestine: The Uncertain Future of Unarmed Resistance

Marwan Darweish, Andrew Rigby

Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review


Popular Protest in Palestine provides an overview and analysis of the role and significance of unarmed civil (popular) resistance in the Palestinian national movement. The main focus is on the contemporary popular resistance movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), but it is prefaced by a historical review of the thread of unarmed civil resistance that has run throughout the history of the Palestinian liberation struggle. It informs a contemporary readership about this under-emphasised dimension of the Palestinian struggle, arguing that at the present juncture the popular resistance movement, especially in the West Bank, is the most significant form of struggle against the ongoing occupation. Popular Protest in Palestine also addresses the international dimensions of the Palestinian struggle, focusing in particular on the BDS campaign, the role of international solidarity activists in the OPT and beyond, and the changing forms of engagement developed by international agencies seeking to work on the roots of the conflict whilst fulfilling their humanitarian aid mandates.
The book is based on more than 120 interviews and survey conducted in Israel and Palestine. The book demonstrated originality and a comprehensive coverage of the movement in both Israel/Palestine. I originally been contracted by the EU office in East Jerusalem to conduct the research for internal report and built on the research to publish the book.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPluto Press
ISBN (Print)9780745335094
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Bibliographical note

Book reviews for Popular Protest in Palestine: additional reviews been made for the book including review for Journal of Political Power, New York Review of Books, Journal Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, This Week in Palestine, journal of peace research in Spanish and few more journal and websites. The book also been translated to Arabic and published by the institute of Palestine Studies in Beirut linkhttp://www.palestine-studies.org/


  • Palestine
  • civil resistance
  • unarmed resistance


Dive into the research topics of 'Popular Protest in Palestine: The Uncertain Future of Unarmed Resistance'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this