The last thing they want is to take over Gaza, and get caught in a war in which Hamas and the Islamic Brotherhood fight Egyptian troops. The Palestinians do not need to understand anything yet. They simply need to respond to the acts of Fatah, Hamas and Israel, and do what is in their best interest. We will see if Israel is willing to give up East Jerusalem or not. If so, Abbas will win and the Palestinians will join him. If not, Abbas will lose, and the West Bank will join Gaza. It is quite simple, really.
Yemen's Houthi rebels commit to peace plan in letter to UN chief, BBC reports (Haaretz)
from the article: Mubarak calls Hamas' takeover of the Gaza Strip a 'coup'