After critiquing what have become the main axes of political debate in the occupied territories——suicide bombings, armed operations, and reform——the author emphasizes the imperative need for a comprehensive, inclusive resistance strategy. Elaborating upon five major ingredients that must be taken into account when developing a sound strategy——cost to the adversary, cost to Palestinian society, political discourse, a clear message to the adversary, and a clear message to the world——he argues that in the present phase a resistance strategy is not at odds with state building, and that the two should be pursued in tandem.

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