But the under-20 and slightly older Palestinians are "armed" differently with access to the world via smartphone cameras and social media - a direct voice undreamt of by earlier generations. This plus a rapidly disappearing horizon of possibility in their future has lead the young to stand up. Of course Israel would not allow that and feels it is time to "mow the lawn" as they do in Gaza with bombs. It can't bomb the West Bank but it can declare open season on killing young Palestinians.
There are indications of a 3rd Intifada (uprising) as Palestinian resistance and Israeli clamp down and killing are at level not seen in 20 years. This has terrible impacts as mobility is key to a successful harvest. At present, Palestinians have to battle not only Israel and settlers but nature as well in a race against time before the olives are compromised or ruined by delay.
The articles below speak to this expanded
undeclared war and the climate in the West that enables this permissive killing attitude.