The NYTimes reports today that Hamas has shifted its strategy in Gaza, moving away from guns, bombs, and terrorist tactics to a “culture of resistance.”
Turning to art, recent days have produced a play, a movie premier, an art exhibit, a book of poems being published, and a television series, most of it state-sponsored and focused on the Palestian ‘problem’. According to the NYTimes, there are also plans for a documentary competition.
“Armed resistance is still important and legitimate, but we have a new emphasis on cultural resistance,” noted Ayman Taha, a Hamas leader and former fighter. “The current situation required a stoppage of rockets. After the war, the fighters needed a break and the people needed a break.”