The ethos of Palestinian society hasn't changed essentially. Corruption is lower, governance is better, the economy is sound. But the ethos of violence and suppression of girls who are married off at age 12, 13 or 14 or face physical punishment; the ethos of killing innocent Israeli civilians randomly still enjoys half of Palestinians' support. No cause for celebration. This is a horribly violent, bloody and cruel society, and changing that will seemingly require much more time than what's needed to change the economy or governance.
UN: At least 1,332 Iraqis killed by violence in July (AP)