Drawing upon Fanon’s central insights in Wretched of the Earth, this essay seeks to explore how Palestinian suicide bombers in the context of the Israel-Palestine conflict enact a biopolitical strategy, as part of an anti-colonial politics of struggle, to resist Israeli colonization. This biopolitical strategy of resistance views the act of self-destruction as paradoxically enabling the continuation of communal life; the decision to terminate an individual life, then, represents an affirmation of Palestinian communal life as it resists defeat, despair, and humiliation.
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Matthew Abraham; The Fanonian Specter in Palestine: Suicide Bombing and the Final Colonial War. South Atlantic Quarterly 1 January 2013; 112 (1): 99–114. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00382876-1891269
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