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A New Non-Violent Palestinian Anti-Israel Movement Emerges

A new Palestinian anti-Israel movement that shuns violence is emerging, Ahmad Azem reports.
An activist holds a Palestinian flag placed near a newly-erected tent in the West Bank village of Beit Iksa, between Ramallah and Jerusalem January 20, 2013. Palestinians pitched tents in an area of the West Bank as a protest against an Israeli barrier they said would cut villagers off from their lands. The tents were erected on Friday in the Palestinian village of Beit Iksa, north of Jerusalem. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3CPAC
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Since last week, dozens of activists have grabbed the spotlight on the Palestinian scene, which had been busy with US President Barack Obama’s visit. But after he left, those activists have become an important news item in Arab and Palestinian media. Israeli newspapers revealed that Israeli police were forced to postpone dealing with those activists until Obama left so as not to cause bad press in his presence.

As those young activists were formulating an initiative that breaks the political deadlock, presents alternative Palestinian resistance methods and offers something different than armed struggle and traditional resistance, the US president was speaking about the peace process and the Arab summit was issuing perplexing decisions and proposals that raised many questions about the future.

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