In 1987 the first Palestinian Intifada erupted in response to the decades of dispossession, brutality and humiliation experienced by Palestinians living under Israeli occupation. Facing one of the most heavily armed militaries in the world with little more than stones in their hands, masses of Palestinians protested and rioted against the apartheid Israeli state. The uprising inspired solidarity from around the Middle East and the world, and highlighted why Palestine is a key issue for any supporters of liberation and human dignity.
30 years on, the Intifada remains an inspiring example of the resistance of the Palestinian movement against incredible oppression. With Netanyahu rapidly advancing the dispossession of the Palestinian people, this discussion will talk about the importance of the Intifada for the struggle for Palestinian liberation today.