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This chapter focuses on the resistance politics of Palestinian communities in what has become Israel’s settler colonial frontier. Abandoned in a zone of hyperprecarity and targeted with elimination, their struggle has become centered on the possibility of existence itself. The analysis here focuses on the communities of Masafer Yatta and their strategy of building active solidarities with “bodies that count” (Israeli and Euro-American solidarity activists) in an attempt to produce connection and countervisibility in the face of the violent logics of isolation and colonial erasure. Through a close reading of the dynamics that unfold through everyday activism and by centrally focusing on analyses by the local community, the chapter ultimately tries to offer a rejoinder to dominant depictions of the politics of grievability at the core of the solidarity activism known as “protective accompaniment.”

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