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resistance

noun antagonism, assault, attack, battle, blocking, check, combat, confrontation, contention, contrariness, contravention, contumacy, counteraction, defiance, disobedience, fight, hindrance, immunity, insubordination, insurgence, insurrection, mutiny, noncompliance, nonconformance, obstinacy, obstruction, oppugnance, oppugnation, protest, rebellion, rebuff, recalcitrance, recusancy, refusal, reluctance, repugnance, repulsion, revolt, revolution, sedition, stand, strife, strike, struggle, unalterableness, unwillingness, unyieldingness, uprising, withstanding
See also: battle, conflict, contempt, contention, contest, contravention, defiance, deterrence, disadvantage, disapproval, dispute, fight, impediment, impugnation, mutiny, negation, opposition, protest, reaction, rebellion, rebuff, refusal, reluctance, revolt, struggle

RESISTANCE. The opposition of force to force.
     2. Resistance is either lawful or unlawful. 1. It is lawful to resist one who is in the act of committing a felony or other crime, or who maliciously endeavors to commit such felony or crime. See self defence. And a man may oppose force to force against one who endeavors to make an arrest, or to enter his house without lawful authority for the purpose; or, if in certain cases he abuse such authority, and do more than he was authorized to do; or if it turn out in the result he has no right to enter, then the party about to be imprisoned, or whose house is about to be illegally entered, may resist the illegal imprisonment or entry by self-defence, not using any dangerous weapons, and may escape, be rescued, or even break prison, and others may assist him in so doing. 5 Taunt. 765; 1 B. & Adol, 166; 1 East, P. C. 295; 5 East, 304; 1 Chit. Pr. 634. See Regular and Irregular Process.
     3.-2. Resistance is unlawful when the persons having a lawful authority to arrest, apprehend, or imprison, or otherwise to advance or execute the public justice of the country, either civil or criminal, and using the proper means for that purpose, are resisted in so doing; and if the party guilty of such resistance, or others assisting him, be killed in the struggle, such homicide is justifiable; while on the other hand, if the officer be killed, it will, at common law, be murder in those who resist. Fost. 270; 1 Hale, 457; 1 East, P. C. 305.

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The top Iranian general also urged all resistance movements in the region to boost their readiness to defend the al-Aqsa Mosque.
Some chapters' analyses of the resistance movements are based predomi nantly on case studies with empirical data, such as the challenge of political dissidents to the regime (Chapter 1), village protests over the problems of development (Chapter 6), peasant environmental lobbies for increased well-being (Chapter 7), Mongols as a minority group questioning the state's ruling method (Chapter 9), and rural women who find the only way to protest is through suicide attempts (Chapter 11).
Conversely, the Danish resistance movement was surprisingly effective; the El Salvador strike ousted an odious dictator; and the Solidarity campaign, while only partially successful in the short term, created the conditions for a definitive victory just a few years later.
General Soleimani made the remarks in a Monday telephone conversation with commanders of Hamas' military wing, Ezzeddin al-Qassam Brigades, who had been defending the blockaded Gaza Strip against Israel's acts of aggression, and the Islamic Jihad resistance movement.
Sayyed Nasrallah also confirmed the convergence between the resistance movements, voicing solidarity in the face of the Israeli aggression.
Majedi, for his part, underlined that Iran will continue to support the Palestinian nation, the resistance movements and Palestine's Intifada against Israel's occupation.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The military wings of the Palestinian resistance movements Hamas and Islamic Jihad in a joint statement deplored ISIL's terrorist acts in the Gaza Strip as treacherous and serving Israel's interests.
This court ruling also targets all Palestinian resistance movements because Hamas has spearheaded the Palestinian resistance," said senior Hamas official Mushir al-Masri in an address to the protesters.
He reiterated that the issue of Palestine has always topped agenda of Iran's foreign policy, and said, "Iran has always had an established stance on the resistance movements in Palestine.
On Wednesday, Commander of Iran's Basij (volunteer) force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi in a message to the leaders of the Palestinian resistance movements, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, felicitated them on their recent victory in the Gaza war against Israel, and pledged that Iran would arm resistance groups in the West Bank with maximum power.
TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian parliamentarian underscored the vital importance of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei's order for supplying Gazans with more weapons to foil Washington's plots to disarm the Palestinian Resistance Movements.