The young activists of Ramallah against the Israeli occupation: Forms of commitment and socio-spatial positionalities

By Antoine Garrault

Focusing on the young activists of Ramallah engaged in the Palestinian “popular resistance,” this article aims to analyze particular forms of anticolonial engagement in the West Bank. In the context of spatial divisions caused by the Israeli occupation, we demonstrate that the territorial regime in Ramallah, within the Oslo system, partly determines the interpretive framing of the conflict, the nature of the mobilizations, and the formation of activist networks. This study examines the existing relationships between spatial context, on the one hand, and the commitment of young activists, on the other, by defining specific socio-spatial positionalities.

  • mobilizations
  • Israel-Palestine
  • socio-spatial positionalities
  • territorial regimes
  • settler colonialism
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