“. . . the experience of shame . . . contributed . . . to the development of a sense of pride in Palestinian identity . . .”

Palestinians climb on the separation wall in the town of Al-Ram to cross into Jerusalem to attend the last Friday Prayers of the Ramadan at Al-Aqsa Mosque on July 1, 2016.

❶ Israeli forces detain slain Palestinian gunman’s 14-year-old daughter

  • Background: “Shame: A Case Study of Collective Emotion.” Social Theory & Practice

❷ Israeli forces shoot, injure 2 Palestinian workers east of Bethlehem
. . . ❷ ― (a) Israeli forces shoot, injure AP photographer during al-Ram clashes
❸ Israeli forces detain 40 Palestinians in Jerusalem
❹ Clashes erupt as Israeli settlers raid Josef tomb
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Ma’an News Agency
Oct. 10, 2016      Israeli forces detained on Monday the teenage daughter of a Palestinian gunman who was killed by Israeli forces in occupied East Jerusalem while carrying out a deadly shooting a day earlier.
___Misbah Abu Sbeih, 39, killed an Israeli police officer and an Israeli woman, and injured at least five other people during a drive-by shooting attack in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. He was then shot and killed by Israeli police on the scene.
[. . . .] The shooting attack came a day after Abu Sbeih told Ma’an that he intended to turn himself in to serve a prison sentence over charges that he assaulted an Israeli police officer in 2013.      Israeli forces raided the village of al-Ram in the occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem on Monday morning and detained Abu Sbeih’s 17-year-old daughter Eiman.
[. . . .]  A video of Eiman hailing her father’s actions went viral on social media on Sunday.    More . . .  

  • Pettigrove, Glen, and Nigel Parsons. “Shame: A Case Study Of Collective Emotion.” Social Theory & Practice 38.3 (2012): 504-530.     Source . . . 

Shame, especially within a culture in which honor is so highly prized, is both a subjective psychological experience and an inter-subjectively recognized social fact . . .  This makes it especially powerful. It has the potential to cripple or destroy the lives of both the shamed individual and those with whom he or she is identified. In light of this fact, it is remarkable that the experience of shame and the attempts to overcome it contributed in a number of positive ways to the development of a sense of pride in Palestinian identity. Part of what made this transformation of shame into pride possible was the fact that the shame did not remain the shame of individuals but became the shame—and subsequently the pride—of a collective.
[. . . .]  The conceptual link that invites one to move from innocence/righteousness to resisting an unjust opponent is reinforced by a more primitive psychological link as well. It is the link between shame and anger. Shame commonly triggers the desire to hide, to withdraw oneself from the shaming gaze of others. Just as commonly, however, it may evoke a desire to resist, to prove that one is stronger, better, more worthy of respect than one appeared at the moment that triggered shame. Quite often the latter desire takes the form of anger and vengefulness. These emotions “offer intrapsychic defensive advantages—moral justification, firmness of purpose, and unquestioned certainty—when they effect reversals of disorganized, humiliated, and uncertain states of mind.” Both conceptually and psychologically, Palestinian shame points toward a means by which it might be overcome.
[. . . .]  We have contended that numerous aspects of the conflict have elicited shame among Palestinians that has been reinforced by its presence in others and has taken up a semi-permanent place in Palestinian life and culture. To combat this experience of shame, pride-restoring narratives have emerged and have themselves become nodes in the network of collective Palestinian emotion. These narratives and the resistance they inspired have played an important role in restoring Palestinian self-respect and can be seen to have delivered tangible political results.

Ma’an News Agency
Oct. 10, 201
Israeli forces shot and injured two Palestinians on Monday in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, medical sources said.
___ [. . . .] While the circumstances around the incident remained unknown, the Wadi Abu al-Hummus area is located near occupied East Jerusalem, which Palestinian residents of the West Bank are not allowed to access without an Israel-issued permit.
___Tens of thousands of Palestinian workers are forced to seek a living by working in Israel due to crippling unemployment in the West Bank, as the growth of an independent Palestinian economy has been stifled under the ongoing Israeli military occupation, according to rights groups.
___Israeli authorities have imposed a massive crackdown on undocumented workers in Israel in recent months. . . .     More . . .     
Ma’an News Agency
Oct. 10, 2016
Israeli forces shot and lightly wounded an Associated Press photographer with a rubber-coated steel bullet while he was covering clashes in the occupied West Bank village of al-Ram on Sunday, the global news agency reported.
___AP said that its photographer Majdi Muhammad was covering clashes in al-Ram, which erupted during a raid on the home of Misbah Abu Sbeih, a Palestinian who was shot and killed by Israeli police earlier in the day while carrying out a deadly drive-by shooting in occupied East Jerusalem.     More . . .
Palestine News and Information Agency – WAFA
Oct. 10, 2016
Israeli forces raided early Monday several homes in Jerusalem and neighboring areas and arrested at least 40 Palestinians, most of them teenagers, according to local sources.     __Among the detainees were the daughter, brother and other relatives of Musbah Abu Sbeih, who was shot dead by Israeli police after he carried out a shooting attack and killed two Israelis in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem on Sunday.      More . . .   
Alray-Palestinian Media Agency
Oct. 10, 2016
Violent clashes erupted Monday at dawn between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces as hundreds of Israeli settlers stormed Josef tomb to perform their Talmudic rituals.     ___Eyewitness reported that the clashes erupted in al-Hesbah Street and at the northern entrance of Balata refugee camp. Israeli forces fired stun grenades and tear gases towards Palestinian youths.       More . . .

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