Recently many analysts have warned that a third intifada is imminent in the West Bank because of the difficult socio-economic conditions there and the lack of any progress in Israeli-Palestinian relations. Such an intifada would be directed both at the Israeli occupation and the Palestinian National Authority (PA), which has failed to provide either peace or stability. Young people were central to the first and second intifadas, and we would therefore expect them to play an important role currently. However, this report shows that despite some notable resistance efforts, in recent years Palestinian youth activists have failed to mobilize widely. This report explains the underlying reasons for that failure by pointing to three prominent factors.