And it survived and built a state to be proud of, albeit with problems. If the Palestinians wre capable of making peace with Israel - there would have been peace long ago, with a two-state solution. Unfortunately, the Palestinians are simply incapable of keeping a peace treaty for long, and there is no reason for Israel to make a treaty based on an illusion.
Five civilians killed in north Sinai after militants shell house (AP)
from the article: The original sin