Introduction: Knowledge, Power, and the “Settler Colonial Turn” in Palestine Studies – Ilan Pappe


This special issue presents articles on the topic of “Settler Colonialism in Palestine,” covering conceptual and empirical, historical and contemporary, as well as literary, legal and political aspects of the debate. All articles examine the validity and applicability of the settler colonial paradigm to the context of Palestine (West Bank, Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem, and the 1948territories). They approach this paradigm as a powerful means to challenge and disarticulate established historiographies and narratives, and, as such, engage with settler colonialism as a structure (Wolfe, 1999, 2006), but also with the various forms of resistance and decolonization that aim at undoing this structure