Peaceful Popular Resistance: Is it an Option?

Dr. Sufian Abu Zaida, Author 

Mr. Qais Abd al-Karim and Mr. Jamal Zakout,  commentators 

Many Palestinians leaders confuse the concepts of “popular resistance” and “peaceful popular resistance.” The term “popular resistance” implies the use - by the people - of ALL available means consistent with international law, which stipulates how societies under occupation exercise the right to resist their occupier. Popular resistance leads to the participation of all possible segments of society and is not limited to organized factions or political parties. On the other hand, while “peaceful popular resistance” also depends on recruiting the widest possible segment of society, the resistance must be peaceful without any use of weapons or violence....