Your definition of terror is wrong. It can be used for many purposes. For example, a bully in a school yard may terrorize others. Or terror can be applied to influence an occupier. The attacks against Jews made ruling the land difficult for the Turks. Arabs urged the Turks not to allow Jews to buy land legally. Arabs forbad the sale of land to Jews, a crime punishable by death. The Turks started applying pressure on the Jews after the local Arabs started their terror campaigns. Yes terror campaigns. Interesting and lost between the lines in your comment is that only after Jews starting buying land in Palestine, did the collective belonging of local Arabs begin, which lead to the Palestinian nation we know today. The truth be told is that the local Arab citizens in the area during the Ottoman period were both few and were loyal to their local strongmen. Many Arabs had drifted to the area from surrounding countries and they did not question the Ottoman rule. Not intifada then.
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