Mariam Barghouti is a Palestinian writer based in Ramallah. She blogs at ramallahbantustan.wordpress.com
Israeli aggression against Palestinians is rooted in fear: the fear that Palestinians have not surrendered their land, their identities, or the will to resist.
The image of the Israeli occupation is no longer one of its army raiding homes and killing Palestinians. Now it's an image of theft – not of land, but of the aspirations of young Palestinians, as it capitalises on the grief of Jewish history.
The Palestinian youth deeply distrust the Palestinian Authority, and this can be linked to why today, most resistance is demonstrated through what are termed as "lone-wolf" attacks and individual acts of protest.
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