Speaking Stones (Paperback)

Communiques from the Intifada Underground

By Shaul Mishal, Reuven Aharoni, Reuben Aharoni

Syracuse University Press, 9780815626077, 307pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 1994

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This work provides a selection of underground documents (never before translated) of the two leading bodies of the Intifada: the United National Command and the Islamic Resistance Movement, known as Hamas. Communiques or leaflets were an essential element of Palestinian political life and served as a vehicle of expression and a way to direct behaviour and organise the people. Shaul Mishal carefully analyses these documents in an effort to understand the forces that turned the wheels of the Palestinian uprising: their goals; methods of operation; and their success in obtaining the willing cooperation of all segments of the Palestinian population.