Nonviolent popular resistance in the West Bank: the case of popular struggle committes

This report presents the Palestinian struggle against Israel’s colonization through the activities of local activists on the ground and the impact of such activism on local communities, international participants and Palestinian national political struggle in general. Particular reference is given to the work of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRCs) in the West Bank.

Although the work of these committees is irregular, territorially disconnected or locally based, and often issueoriented, they have become arguably the most important in the current struggle against Israel’s colonial practices within the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs), by constituting a fundamental shift in Palestinian resistance from armed resistance to mass participation in the form of a civilian and nonviolent nature of the struggle.

This research was published on July 2012. You can download it here