Social Mvmts: Palestinian Resistance
First Intifada (1987 - 1991)
Second Intifada (2000 - 2005)
Gaza Conflict (after 2005)
"We are fighting today to create the new Palestine of tomorrow, a unified & democratic, nonsectarian Palestine in which Christian, Moslem & Jew worship, work & enjoy equal rights. This is no utopian dream or false promise, for the Palestinians have always lived in peace, Moslems, Christians and Jews in the hold land," c. 1970. Source: FATAH (Palestinian National Liberation Movement) / Rochelle Davis / Liberation Graphics
[top] "All Animals Are Equal But Some Are More Equal Than Others."~George Orwell (artist: Avi Katz)--[bottom] Knesset member Oren Hazan takes a selfie with Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu, center, and MP David Bitan, right of Netanyahu, to celebrate the passing of the nation-state bill on 7/19/2018, in Jerusalem Photo credit: AP / Olivier Fitoussi
Palestinian medics evacuating an injured protester during clashes with Israeli security forces near the border with Israel, east of Khan Yunis, 2018. "United Nations investigators said on Thursday that Israeli troops may have committed crimes against humanity in shooting unarmed civilians — including children — who posed no threat during the mass protests last year at the border with Gaza." Photo credit: Adel Hana / Associated Press
Palestinian Saber al-Ashkar, 29, hurls rocks during a protest at the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel, east of Gaza City, May 11, 2018. Palestinians demonstrate for the right to return to their historic homelands in what is now Israel. Photo credit: Wissam Nassar
A Palestinian protestor uses a slingshot against Israeli soldiers, May 14, 2018. Israeli forces shot and killed at least 55 Palestinians and wounded more than 1,200 during mass protests on May 14 along the Gaza border, while just a few miles away Israel and the U.S. held a festive inauguration ceremony for the new American Embassy in contested Jerusalem. Photo credit: Does anyone know who took this photo?
A Palestinian protestor raises his hands defiantly during protests near the Gaza border, May 2018. Israeli forces shot and killed at least 55 Palestinians and wounded more than 1,200 during mass protests on May 14 along the Gaza border, while just a few miles away Israel and the U.S. held a festive inauguration ceremony for the new American Embassy in contested Jerusalem. Photo credit: Adel al Hwaire
Demonstrators march to commemorate the Nakba Day, Day of the Catastrophe, on May 15, 1960 in Damascus, marking of the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians following the establishment of the Israeli state in 1948. More than 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were expelled from their homes in the war that accompanied Israel's declaration of indepence took refuge in Arab countries, including in Syria. Photo credit: Getty
A Palestinian protestor uses a tennis racket to return a teargas canister, May 2018 - Israeli forces killed at least 55 Palestinians & wounded over 1,200 during mass protests on 5-14 along the Gaza border. A few miles away Israel & the U.S. held a festive inauguration ceremony for the new American Embassy in contested Jerusalem. Source: Getty
Iranian Students Assoc. Calling for, Night of Solidarity with Palestinian Revolution - Recent development of the movement in Lebanon, 1982. Sponsored By: Eritreanfor Liberation in N. America, Ethiopian Students Union in N. America, Free Palestine Committee, and Organization of Arab Students Program Source: In Search of Lost Causes: Images of the Iranian Revolution: Paradox, Propaganda, and Persuasion (UNC)
Militant Marxist, 1979 A poster to express solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners. We see a number of quite prominent pro-Palestinian posters in this collection, a clear sign of the centrality of the Palestinian cause to the Iranian revolutionary project in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Almost all these posters are by militant Marxist organizations, a fact that was later categorically appropriated by the militant Islamists for their own post-revolutionary political purposes.
Hail the Iranian People's Guerrilla Organizations, 1979. This poster celebrates, in both Arabic and Persian, the unification of all revolutionary forces against imperialism, Zionism, and the reactionaries, which is a reference to lslamist forces. The poster was prepared for the eighth anniversary of the armed uprising of the Cherik-ha-ye Fada’i-e Khalq. Source: In Search of Lost Causes: Images of the Iranian Revolution: Paradox, Propaganda, and Persuasion (UNC)
Palestinian Weapons and the Weapons of the Iranian Revolutionaries, 1976. small text at top) On the fifth anniversary of the launching of the armed struggle in Iran (text at bottom) Palestinian weapons and the weapons of the Iranian revolutionaries are united in a common struggle on the path towards the destruction of imperialism Source: In Search of Lost Causes: Images of the Iranian Revolution: Paradox, Propaganda, and Persuasion (UNC)
Iranian Solidarity With Fatah, 1979 Fatah, formerly the Palestinian National Liberation Movement, is a Palestinian nationalist political party and the largest faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Fatah has been closely identified with the leadership of its founder Yasser Arafat, until his death in 2004.