When a civilian picks up a weapon, he is no longer by definition a civilian. That's how International Law and International Humanitarian Law define it. Those that wish to use non violent expression and actions deserve the protection that is granted to them as non combatants. I think that it is horrible that there are those combatants that wish to violate International Law and pretend to hide behind the law because they are too cowardly.
U.S. State Dept. 'deeply concerned' about Israel's approval of new settlement construction (Reuters)
from the article: The chief of staff threatens