The 'Palestinians' are a manufactured people who never existed, never had or wanted statethood and never saw themselves as anything but Arabs, until the Arab League understood after 1967 that they could not achieve theirngoal of destroying Israel by normal war. Only then did they start pouring money into the PLO and its combination of false 'victimhood' and terrorism. There will never be 'Palestinian' independence because there are no 'Palestinians'; giving the West Bank to Abbas is giving it either to the Arab League or to Iran, and they, not the 'Palestinians' will run it.
Jerusalem suburb of Even Sapir evacuated as wildfire spreads (Haaretz)
from the article: Ahmadinejad: Mideast conflict can end if immigrant Jews 'go home'