Alienation and violence: Frantz Fanon and the israeli-palestinian conflict


  • Mauro Saccol University of Genoa



The paper aims at analysing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the words of Frantz Fanon. In particular, the concept of alienation developed by this author is taken into consideration, in order to try to understand the psychological effects of the colonization on native people. Moreover, the focus is put on violence as a consequence of alienation, with the purpose of highlighting some of the features of the Palestinian resistance. The paper starts with a biography of Fanon, in order to prepare the ground for the examination of his works. After that, the accent is put on that branch of Israeli historiography that began to talk about colonization, so to build the appropriate framework where to carry on the analysis. The third part explains the concept of alienation as developed by Fanon, as well as how the concept is applied it to the case study taken into account. The final section deals with violence, with the aim of enhancing its relation with alienation and, thus, contribute to a major understanding of the Palestinian resistance and the whole conflict.



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Biografia do Autor

Mauro Saccol, University of Genoa

PhD candidate in Democracy and Human Rights at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Genoa, Italy. Main fields of study is Egypt, especially the human rights situation during the Mubarak presidency and the Muslim Brotherhood theory and practice about human rights. Member of FIMAM (Foro de Investigación sobre el Mundo Arabe-Musulman) board committee, Hermes Mundus scholarship at University of Jordan year 2014-2015.




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Saccol, M. (2015). Alienation and violence: Frantz Fanon and the israeli-palestinian conflict. Malala - Revista Internacional De Estudos Sobre O Oriente Médio E Mundo Muçulmano, 3(4), 75-92.