Armed with stones, Kalashnikovs and scarcely believable martyrdom of the suicide bomber, a generation of Palestinians has confronted one of the most lethal armies in the in the Middle East in a battle that has stunned and horrified the world. For almost two decades the intifada has been the byword for Palestinians resistance to Israeli occupation. But, for all its familiar usage in the media, many people remain unclear as to what the intifada really is, or how it began. Just what fuels the anger? Who are the player in this deadly clash and where, during these dangerous days in the Middle East, does the resistance go from here? From the War of the Stones in the 1980s, to the eruption of the al-Aqsa intifada in 2000, and the ultimate rise of Hamas Pratt s work - part reflection, part reportage - takes the reader on a journey across the frontlines of the Palestinian uprising.