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Analysis: Arab revolts fail to stir divided Palestinians


While the rest of the region is subject to intense movements of protest, Noah Browning attempts to explain why such massive demonstrations did not take place in the Palestinian territories. According to the author, it is the division of the Palestinian leadership, the lack of support for movements of protests against Israel by this very leadership, and an exhaustion from the previous uprisings that explains the absence of a mass popular movement against Israel. And as for demonstration against their own government, “there’s no revolution here because the government is less oppressive than in Egypt or Syria, and anyway it’s Israel that deserves our anger”, a Palestinian student says.

Reuters, United States

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