Three cheers for the Great March of Return. Why? Not because it was nonviolent but because it succeeded in forcing at least some of the Western mass media to acknowledge–for the first time–that the actual grievance of the Palestinians is the denial of their Right of Return.
Regarding nonviolence, that is merely a tactical decision (a good one in the case of the Great March of Return), not a moral or strategic decision. Praising oppressed people for being nonviolent implies (wrongly!!) that it is wrong–immoral–for oppressed people to use violence in self-defense. This is absurd and it only helps the oppressor. Would anybody DARE to criticize the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto Revolt for using violence against the Nazis trying to kill them? The philosophy of nonviolence is wrongheaded, as I discuss here: http://newdemocracyworld.org/revolution/nonviolence.html .