Material Resources Mobilization and Palestinian Nonviolent Popular Resistance Campaigns in Area C
By: Mahmoud Soliman
This research focuses on 10 specific nonviolent Palestinian campaigns in Area C where Palestinians are living under full Israeli control that restricts the use of material and represses Palestinian communities. These communities suffer from the lack of skills, democracy, and unity among national liberation movements. Despite these challenges, grassroots activists have been able to generate, manage, and use material resources. This research explores the ways material resources are funded from a wide range of actors, the ways in which grassroots activists have been able to manage and use material resources in these campaigns, and analyzes the impacts of internal and external material resources on advancing nonviolent campaigns.
About the Author:
Dr. Mahmoud Soliman is a Palestinian nonviolent activist and academic. Mahmoud completed his PhD in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies from Coventry University in April 2019. The title of his thesis was “Mobilization and Demobilization of Palestinian Society Towards Nonviolent Resistance in the Period from 2004-2014.” He has gained extensive experience in the last 15 years in organizing nonviolent campaigns against the Segregation Wall and the Israeli settlements. He is one of the cofounders of a popular nonviolent resistance network called the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC) where he worked as the capacity building coordinator, supervising the production of training materials for activists in the occupied Palestinian Territories.