As with other Arab identities, Palestinian identity is a product of myriad converging ideologies. In retrospect, its development was accompanied by dominant Middle Eastern ideologies, such as Arab nationalism, pan-Islamism and the rise of political Islam. Against this backdrop, the article discusses Islam's historical affinity and social role in the formative period of the Fatah revolutionary national movement. Both ideologically and socially, Islam was central to Fatah's ethic and served as an important tool for recruiting the masses to the Palestinian revolution.
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- Palestinian nationalism
- armed struggle
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies
- Political Science and International Relations