VoR: "Didn`t Hamas win the last elections????" Indeed it did; the elections for the Palestinian Legislative Assembly. VoR: "What right does Abbas or his entourage have to declare a Palestinian state without Hamas approval???" The Palestinian Legislative Assembly is not recognized as the representative of the Palestinian people. That remains - to this day - the PLO. The Palestinian Legislative Assembly exists to appoint the govt of the Palestinian Authority, and the PA has the "authority" to do lots of things e.g. collect taxes, sweep streets, pay salaries, etc. But it can't declare an independent sovereign state: only the Chairman of the PLO is recognized as having the right to do that.
Australian police arrest 5 over shooting 'linked to terrorism' (Reuters)
from the article: Would Israel accept a state-and-a-half solution?