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Civil Resistance in Palestine: The village of Battir in 1948

  title={Civil Resistance in Palestine: The village of Battir in 1948},
  author={Jawad Botmeh},
Instances of non-violent struggle have been successfully applied in Palestine. This dissertation focuses on and reveals the civil resista nce campaign instigated by Hasan Mustafa, which saved the Palestinian village of Battir fr om destruction during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war and the demarcation of the ‘green li ne’ in 1949. Battir abuts the Jerusalem Jaffa railway line and its fate was linked to t hat of the valuable railway line and the division of No-Man’s-Land (NML) south of Jerusalem. A… 
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