Violent ‘armed struggle’ returns to West Bank, warning of Intifada's return - analysis

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Violent ‘armed struggle’ returns to West Bank, warning of Intifada's return - analysis
These past few months show that the West Bank is headed back to the days when wanted gunmen used to roam the streets of Palestinian communities.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Published: AUGUST 29, 2022

Since the end of the Second Intifada, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has stated his public support for a nonviolent “popular resistance” against Israel as opposed to suicide bombings and shooting attacks. It now appears that the Palestinians in the West Bank have also endorsed another type of “resistance” – the “armed struggle.”

Abbas has, on numerous occasions, stated his opposition to violence and terrorism as a means of fulfilling Palestinian aspirations. But he has never clarified what exactly he means when he talks about the “popular resistance,” although some of his advisers and senior officials refer to peaceful and nonviolent protests by Palestinian civilians against Israeli soldiers and settlers.

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