By violence, the oppressor loses his humanity. He becomes a negative life force that inflicts pain for personal gain.
The oppressed regains his humanity and his dignity when he committs violence against his oppressor. The oppressed's violence becomes a creative force by which the oppressed sees his persecutor punished. Human beings feel a satisfaction when they pay back in pain against those who held them down, tortured them, invaded their lands, raped their daughters, murdered their sons, burnt their crops, poisoned their water, demolished their homes, humiliated them in public, etc.
Human beings who have been persecuted and then punish their persecutors and regain their liberty then feel their human dignity return.
But the oppressor will label the victim as a terrorist or an insurgent or some other absurd label.
The oppressors never run out of excuses to justify their brutality. For example, the slave owners in the USA used to say that their slaves should be grateful because they were brought out of the darkness of Africa and given as much civilizatin as their barbaric, heathen, empty minds could handle.
Hitler said that Germany was going to attack Russia to liberate the Russians from Communism and restore Christianity.
King Leopold the second justified colonizing the Congo by saying that the Belgians were going to bring the light of Western civillization and Christianity to the African people.
George Bush the elder justifed sanctions on Iraq by stating that it was to prevent Saddam from building weapons of mass destruction (but the condition for ending the sanctions was for Saddam to give up Iraq's oil to the USA). Of course that is true; but that is not the way that it is presented in the Western media. What actually happened was that sanctions were placed when Saddam attacked Kuwait. Then after the war the US offered to lift the sanctions if Iraq handed over its oil field regulations to the UN (same as over to the USA). Iraq offered to pay reperations by its assets that were frozen in the USA. The USA then pushed through resolutions in the UN which forbade Iraq from doing that (thus attempting Iraq to give up its oil soveriegnity).
Iraq naturally refused.
In 1995 UNICEF revealed that the sanctions had murdered some half a million Iraqi children under the age of five and so under international pressure the useless oil for food program was started.
But after the war, Iraq was offered the end of sanctions for giving up its power over its oil. Iraq refused and the sanctions remained in place.
So, George Bush the elder did attempt to justify sanctions on Iraq by stating that it was to prevent Saddam from building weapons of mass destruction whereas actually the condition for ending the sanctions was for Saddam to give up Iraq's oil to the USA.
Bush the minor attempted to justify invading Iraq to defend the USA from weapons of mass destruction that did not even exist.
Oppressors are full of excuses. But their victims need to give no explanation. For example, the Israelis have no rights as they are invaders on Palestinian lands. The Palestinians on the other hand do not have to attempt to defend any of their actions since the occupied people always have the right to fight back against the invader.