Popular Resistance in the West Bank

Tom Patrick Meleady

Student thesis: Termpaper


The research started as an inductive ethnographic fieldwork. This led to the topic on Palestinian Resistance, which later developed towards a phenomenological analysis on the terms used for a greater understanding of the concept of Palestinian Resistance. The paper introduces a new conceptual framework based on the use of terms in the field. The conclusions are limited to this research in the West Bank, and the hypothetical outcome, still need to be revisited. The research includes Arabic terms, such as Sumud, Intifada, Habbah, Al-Muqawama Al-Shiabia and Al-Muqawama Al-Selmia. These are related to the new conceptual framework, which will create a more diverse approach towards Palestinian Resistance than the former violent-/nonviolent approach.

EducationsBasic - Bachelor Study Program in Social Science, (Bachelor Programme) Basic
Publication date21 Jan 2016
SupervisorsMichelle Pace


  • Resistance
  • Middle East
  • Occupation
  • West Bank
  • Israel
  • Palestine