What are the Elements of a Strategic Palestinian Narrative and Discourse?

Palestinian women, supporters of the Hamas movement, take part in a demonstration ahead of the commemorations of the 67th anniversary of the "Nakba", in front of the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Gaza City on May 6, 2015. "Nakba" means in Arabic "catastrophe" in reference to the birth of the state of Israel 67-years-ago in British-mandate Palestine, which led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes during the 1948 war over Israel's creation. Photo by Ashraf Amra
With so much to tackle in the struggle for Palestinian rights, some question why time and energy should be invested in developing the Palestinian narrative and discourse. Al-Shabaka analyst Amjad Iraqi argues that a unified narrative and discourse is essential to the struggle’s success and outlines its key elements and strategic potential.
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