Occupied Palestine, one of the last standing bastions of colonialism, constitutes a challenging environment for constant struggle against the shackles of an outdated domination as well as a site of constant movement and action for freedom. An observer would proclaim, however, based on the current conditions and state of affairs in the occupied territories and the region as a whole, that the occupation is not going to disappear, not in the near future.
Despite the dim outlook, the struggle will continue where all sorts of efforts will be required to keep the struggle alive and to strengthen the Palestinians position in their existential conflict. Establishing a resistance economy, one that takes into consideration all the possible contributions people can make and ensures a more equitable and fair distribution of resources, would help Palestinians become deeply engaged in their struggle. Whereby various opportunities and challenges are explored and ventured – all of which are attempts to improve one’s own and that of others economic and social situation by appropriating the system of domination, be it social, political or economic.
Against a backdrop of decades of colonialism, entrepreneurship is thought to make a positive contribution towards enabling Palestinians to withstand the physical and psychological hardships of the occupation, and accentuate their ties in and with their communities. Entrepreneurship with its many comparatively recent offspring (e.g., indigenous entrepreneurship, women’s entrepreneurship, community entrepreneurship, immigrant entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, etc.) has taken center stage in the functioning of economic systems, particularly market economies. The various forms of entrepreneurship give rise to a mixture of outcomes (e.g., social, economic and political), all of which engender sources of empowering the local communities as well as developing stronger relationships between the people and their environment.