there is in essence, a civil war between fatah and hamas. to sign an agreement is an empty act. if they can begin to work together, cease rocketting Israel, change their anti israel charters, and function together on a daily basis, then maybe a palestinian state is acheivable. but simply declaring it, flying a flag, and attracting lots of publicity is only a prelude. daily civil life is a challenge that has eluded most arab entities, as the arab spring shows.
Defense Ministry says had no knowledge of alleged improper defense deals by Gal Hirsch (Haaretz)