Many settlers are religous zealots more intent on taking "God-given" land than achieving peace. They have little regard for Palestinians whose families have lived there for generations. Unfortunately the majority of Jews committed to truth and justice have no influence on these settler zealots. The USA must wield as much economic and diplomatic power with cooperation from the developed nations to assure the settlements stop and/or are abandoned. Palestine will never be free while while the zealots continue to live in Palestine and attack Palestinians with the protection of the ID.
PLO official: Reports about Abbas' resignation from political life very premature (Haaretz)
from the article: Can a U.S.-Israel deal on settlements stop the settlers?