The story of the Intifada in the Gaza Strip, with its tragic and inspiring outcomes, is slowly fading from the world's collective memory. In the final weeks of 1987, however, this small strip of land became a major battleground for a national rebellion with repercussions that still echo today. This book presents the personal narratives of six Palestinians whose stories are central to describing the greater Palestinian plight in the Gaza Strip, the Intifada, the beginning of the 1993 peace process, and beyond.
Haim Gordon is professor emeritus of education at Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel. He is the editor, coeditor, or author of 17 earlier books. Rivca Gordon is director of the Foundation for Democratic Education in Israel and is an independent scholar who has coauthored or edited several earlier books. Taher Shriteh is a freelance journalist who has worked for CBS, BBC, The New York Times, and Reuters in the Gaza Strip.
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Background Chapter 3 The Gaza Strip: An Overview Chapter 4 Rivca Gordon and Haim Gordon Part 5 Narratives of Freedom Fighters Chapter 6 Tahani Abu Daqa Chapter 7 Tawfik Abu Khousa Chapter 8 Nehad Mansour Chapter 9 Nema El Helo Chapter 10 Taher Shriteh Chapter 11 Mahmoud Zahar Part 12 Beyond Intifada Chapter 13 The New Intifada and Israel's War Crimes Chapter 14 A Just Peace Chapter 15 Appendix Chapter 16 Further Reading Chapter 17 Index