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Insight: Rattled Israel holds key to Palestinian uprising

Palestinians carry the body of teenager Mohamad Salaymeh during his funeral in the West Bank city of Hebron in this December 13, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/Files

Palestinians carry the body of teenager Mohamad Salaymeh during his funeral in the West Bank city of Hebron in this December 13, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/Files

Palestinians carry the body of teenager Mohamad Salaymeh during his funeral in the West Bank city of Hebron in this December 13, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/Files
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Palestinian women watch clashes between Israeli soldiers and stone-throwing Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron December 13, 2012. As a winter chill falls on the West Bank, tensions are rising after years of relative calm, with clashes reported almost daily across the territory in a tangled ritual that has come to define 45 years of Israeli occupation. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Palestinian women watch clashes between Israeli soldiers and stone-throwing Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron December 13, 2012. As a winter chill falls on the West Bank, tensions are rising after years of relative calm, with clashes...more

Palestinian women watch clashes between Israeli soldiers and stone-throwing Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron December 13, 2012. As a winter chill falls on the West Bank, tensions are rising after years of relative calm, with clashes reported almost daily across the territory in a tangled ritual that has come to define 45 years of Israeli occupation. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Relatives of Palestinian teenager Mohammad Salaymeh mourn during his funeral in the West Bank city of Hebron in this December 13, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/Files

Relatives of Palestinian teenager Mohammad Salaymeh mourn during his funeral in the West Bank city of Hebron in this December 13, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/Files

Relatives of Palestinian teenager Mohammad Salaymeh mourn during his funeral in the West Bank city of Hebron in this December 13, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/Files
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Relatives of Palestinian teenager Mohammad Salaymeh mourn next to his body during his funeral in the West Bank city of Hebron in this December 13, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/Files

Relatives of Palestinian teenager Mohammad Salaymeh mourn next to his body during his funeral in the West Bank city of Hebron in this December 13, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/Files

Relatives of Palestinian teenager Mohammad Salaymeh mourn next to his body during his funeral in the West Bank city of Hebron in this December 13, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/Files
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Smoke rises in front of stone-throwing Palestinians after Israeli security officers (not seen) fired a tear gas canister during clashes at a protest against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, in this November 30, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman/Files

Smoke rises in front of stone-throwing Palestinians after Israeli security officers (not seen) fired a tear gas canister during clashes at a protest against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, in this November...more

Smoke rises in front of stone-throwing Palestinians after Israeli security officers (not seen) fired a tear gas canister during clashes at a protest against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, in this November 30, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman/Files
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Israeli security officers stand near a tree during clashes with stone-throwing Palestinians at a protest against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, in this November 30, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Marko Djurica/Files

Israeli security officers stand near a tree during clashes with stone-throwing Palestinians at a protest against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, in this November 30, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Marko...more

Israeli security officers stand near a tree during clashes with stone-throwing Palestinians at a protest against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, in this November 30, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Marko Djurica/Files
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A stone-throwing Palestinian gestures in front of Israeli soldiers (not seen) during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron in this December 13, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/Files

A stone-throwing Palestinian gestures in front of Israeli soldiers (not seen) during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron in this December 13, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/Files

A stone-throwing Palestinian gestures in front of Israeli soldiers (not seen) during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron in this December 13, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/Files
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Israeli soldiers take positions during clashes with stone-throwing Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron in this December 13, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/Files

Israeli soldiers take positions during clashes with stone-throwing Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron in this December 13, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/Files

Israeli soldiers take positions during clashes with stone-throwing Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron in this December 13, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/Files
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The Jewish settlement of Halamish is seen in the background as a Palestinian woman rides in a taxi on a rainy day in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah in this January 13, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/Files

The Jewish settlement of Halamish is seen in the background as a Palestinian woman rides in a taxi on a rainy day in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah in this January 13, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/Files

The Jewish settlement of Halamish is seen in the background as a Palestinian woman rides in a taxi on a rainy day in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah in this January 13, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/Files
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Israeli soldiers detain an activist during clashes in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah in this December 11, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman/Files

Israeli soldiers detain an activist during clashes in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah in this December 11, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman/Files

Israeli soldiers detain an activist during clashes in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah in this December 11, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman/Files
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A Palestinian stone-thrower jumps to avoid tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes at a weekly protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah in this November 18, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman/Files

A Palestinian stone-thrower jumps to avoid tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes at a weekly protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah in this November 18, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman/Files

A Palestinian stone-thrower jumps to avoid tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes at a weekly protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah in this November 18, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman/Files
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