no. Palestinians did not choose violence. They were living in very large majority on their land before 48 and immigrants came and claimed this land was theirs. More than 300 cities and villages have been either erased from the map, destroyed, emptied and populated. Jerusalem, Haifa, Yaffa ,Ramle, Acre, Nazareth and the whole region was arab palestinian. Who chose war ? Abbas is perfectly right to go to the UN and get what the palestinians should have : a recognition of their State and their land. There is nothing the palestinians will get from negociating with israeli leaders who have nothing to offer them but more settlements, more occupation and more land theft. The palestinians have learned their lesson very well. Now Israel must face its criminal policy and pay the consequences.
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