Accession Number:

AD0741196

Title:

Palestinian Nationalism: Its Political and Military Dimensions,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

135.0

Abstract:

Analysis of developments within the fedayeen movement from its origin to 1971. Many Palestinians have expressed a distinctive nationlist sentiment, but only the commando groups the fedayeen formed after 1965 have succeeded in giving organized expression to these feelings. Although the commandos have a valid claim to represent a substantial part of the Palestinian community, dependance on Arab regimes for arms, funds, and territory in which to organize has kept them divided along the lines of inter-Arab conflict. In spite of organizational weakness, military defeats, and problems of collective leadership, the Palestinians have had a considerable impact in the areas of political and social development. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE