Presentation on theme: "From 2005-Present. Intergroup- Palestinians fighting amongst themselves- (Hamas v. Fatah) International- Both Palestinians in Gaza and the Israelis."— Presentation transcript:
Intergroup- Palestinians fighting amongst themselves- (Hamas v. Fatah) International- Both Palestinians in Gaza and the Israelis have allies internationally and support the conflict through $$$ and arms ◦ Iran, Turkey, Arab countries (less since Arab Spring) ◦ US, EU, Canada and Israel consider Hamas a terrorist organization Transboundary-they are fighting over a border
Conflict over Resources: they are fighting over control of land Palestine/Israel Conflict over Values: Religion and the ties to the land are significant for both sides Conflict over Psychological needs: Palestinians want the right to “self- determination”- ◦ Self-Determination is the right of a people to govern itself and chose the political and legal status of the territory it occupies (Evans 497).
In biblical terms the Muslims and the Jews are both Children of Abraham Relationship is characterized as hostile, suspicious, and emotionally tense There is a tremendous power imbalance (Israel is militarily and economically stronger) There is also an interdependence- Gaza is reliant on Israel for supplies being let into the territory
Currently a positive relationship is not valued-Hamas’ charter seeks to destroy Israel “There is no solution to the Palestinian problem except by Jihad. The initiatives, proposals and International Conferences are but a waste of time, an exercise in futility. The Palestinian people are too noble to have their future, their right and their destiny submitted to a vain game” (Article 13 Hamas Charter).
Article 16 The Jihad for the liberation of Palestine is an individual duty While there are cultural similarities-the relationship is extremely hostile
There is a pattern of engagement usually through direct force These periods are met with attempts to diffuse the conflict such as cease-fires Goldstone report and its subsequent retraction is an example of data gathering In periods of calm the parties use avoidance