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Past and Future Struggles: Palestinian Women Negotiate Violent Conflict

Maria Holt

Abstract


On 6 September 2003 Palestinian women in the West Bank town of Tulkarem organized a demonstration of more than 200 Palestinian, Israeli and international women to protest against the Apartheid Wall that is being built by Israel in the occupied territories. Their action should not surprise us as Palestinian women are well known for their active participation in resisting the occupation. Given the severity of their situation, they have little choice but to focus first and foremost on the national struggle. But does this mean that “women’s issues” will inevitably be sidelined? Are such concerns a luxury, to be attended to once the serious business of war is ended?


Keywords


Palestinian women;

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DOI: 10.32380/alrj.v0i0.397

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