By: Rich Wiles, Middle East Eye, July 17, 2014

This interesting article was shred in the newsletter of the  INTERNATIONAL CENTER ON NONVIOLENT CONFLICT this week and is worth reading in full.


Many Palestinian intellectuals say that the western media is dominated by the so-called “war” between Hamas and Israel, and is missing the real story on the ground, which is the collective upsurge of resistance and unity amongst the Palestinian community in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank. In Jerusalem demonstrations have been taking place across Palestinian areas of the city. In the West Bank, demonstrations are also taking place alongside Israeli military bases and settlements. As Palestinians demonstrate grassroots unity in the streets, the leadership remains both undemocratic and unrepresentative.

Read the rest of the article here.