Hamas and Hezbollah, which have a long history of terrorist violence, have possibly found a new way to express themselves. Reportedly, these groups have just begun to recognize civil disobedience techniques, such as protests marches, lawsuits, boycotts, etc., as an effective tool in making political change. This marks a dramatic change from the groups' previous strategies, which focused simply upon armed struggle and the use of terrorism.
As a result of this, Israeli security police have had to adapt their procedures in dealing with crowds. In the past, security police have not had widespread experience in handling crowds using civil disobedience.