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Young Palestinian activists put forth a bolder agenda

Twenty-two-year-old Hurriyah Ziada is part of a loose network of activists that represents a potential new force in Palestinian society and politics. Twenty-two-year-old Hurriyah Ziada is part of a loose network of activists that represents a potential new force in Palestinian society and politics. (Samuel Sockol/The Washington Post)
By Joel Greenberg
Washington Post / November 13, 2011

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Disillusioned with Palestinian leaders after years of fruitless talks with Israel and uninspired by the prospect of symbolic U.N. recognition, a loose network of young activists represent a potential new force in Palestinian society and politics. A still-embryonic group of a few hundred across the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the activists made their mark by organizing protests that peaked in March. Demanding unity between the rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas, the demonstrations reflected disenchantment with both parties.

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