It is very clear that the Palestinians are flat out of options and Israel intransigence has no end. The US has been of no help, just raising the hopes of the Palestinians with Obama's Cairo speech and then letting them down completely after that. The settlement building continues to eat away at the pie that Osrael pretends it wants to negotiate the division, but clearly it does not. What the UN initiative will give the Palestinians is momentary, but important world stage to express their well documented grievances.
Law expanding definition of terrorist activity passes first Knesset reading (Haaretz)
from the article: Abbas: Palestinians to seek full UN membership