Tuesday, August 21, 2007
By Dr. Adel Samara
Kana’an – The e-Bulletin
"A Note from Kana’an:
Analyzing class role and culture sheds significant light on the nature of the Palestinian struggle on one hand, and clarifies why it ends to an impasse on the other. However, most writings on Arab-Israeli conflict rarely deal with issues of class in general, structure and roles of Palestinian social classes in particular.
This paper traces the class component in the Palestinian society and struggle without ignoring other aspects. Its main emphasis is issues such as: Palestinian classes that supported the Oslo Accords and those that did not, how does the Palestinian Authority rule in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, why was the PA a stand-by regime, what is the class origin of Hamas, why did Hamas succeed to replace the PLO organizations, why western capitalist regimes, Arab rulers, United Nations and Israel did not respect the ‘democracy’ that they insist on, and finally, who represents the Palestinians...."