Learned from Lectures: First Palestinian intifada deliberately limited types of violence

I recently began watching lectures by The Teaching Company and can't get enough. (Since January I've ordered 20+ courses and, perhaps more tellingly, already completed 8.) Today I learned from "United States and the Middle East: 1914 to 9/11" that in the first Palestinian intifada, the Palestinians explicitly limited violence to stone-throwing, in hopes of provoking a disproportionate Israeli response and an international reaction. (It worked.) Maybe not quite as noble as the non-violent protests that appear to be going on in Iran, but it was eye-opening to me that the principle of non limited violence is no stranger to the Middle East.

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