The Palestinian Uprising: A War by Other Means

F. Robert Hunter, Author University of California Press $35 (280p) ISBN 978-0-520-07489-7
Highly sympathetic to the cause of Palestinian self-determination and statehood, Hunter lived in Jerusalem as a visiting professor during 1987, the first year of the Palestinian intifada , or protracted uprising. In this history of the revolt, he devotes just two pages to the Palestinians' killing of collaborators (``The problem was that this got out of hand''). Despite its pervasive bias, this chronicle provides a useful, uncensored picture of Israeli abuses in its occupation of the West Bank and Gaza and its treatment of Palestinian Arabs generally. Hunter, a Tulane history professor, maintains that Israel's stepped-up Jewish settlement drive may be the spark that will reignite the quiescent intifada . (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 07/29/1991
Release date: 08/01/1991
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