I'm all for the Palestinians living sovereign side-by-side with Israel. But the rump government next door cannot provide the basics of state functions internally. Were there no Israeli presence in the West Bank Hamas would long ago have taken up residence there also. With all respect to Fayad, he is a voice in the wilderness. Fateh is apparently as rife with corruption today as ever, secular compared to Hamas, but according to what I read, not representative of the Palestinians. Abbas is and always has been a weakling, unable despite his background as peace negotiator in the past, to muster the courage to engage Israel meaningfully.
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from the article: EU initiative: Recognition of Palestinian state by next year