This article is further proof that Palestinian non-violence is the norm rather than the exception. Also see:
While some have adopted an Israeli narrative that identifies nonviolent Palestinian dissent as something new, the reality is that Palestinians have consistently chosen nonviolent resistance before arms – from the general strikes of 1936, to the consistent appeals to international legal bodies, to the weekly demonstrations against the wall. It has been the continued dispossession at the hands of Israel, and the silence of the international community despite these nonviolent efforts, that has led some Palestinians to view violence as the only option.
We must support these protests by spreading the word about them, as well as adopting and promoting the worldwide BDS campaign.
We cannot lecture the dispossessed about non-violent alternatives, and then undermine or fail to support them when they engage in them.