The uprising in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip thus differs from the historical events described in Chapter 2. The differences are primarily quantitative, but with key substantive implications. The present case constitutes a popular uprising encompassing the entire population of the Territories and characterized by violence on a broad scale (generally excluding firearms) boldly exercised by the assailants, and by manifestations of civil disobedience. To date, the uprising has shown no sign of abating despite the high price it has exacted from the local population; and the considerable efforts of the Israeli security forces have proved insufficient to halt the violence and restore the status quo ante.