We have 42 years of evidence that negotiating with Israel is a completely busted flush. It never arrives at any conclusion acceptable to anyone other than the Jewish settlers. So yes, time to put the brakes on, talking to Israel is a total waste of time. Abbas has the option. Declare Palestinian independence, knowing that he will get the strong support of the UN and EU. Or dissolve the PA and add 4 million Palestinians to the state of Israel, knowing that he will get the strong support of the UN and international law. If he does the former and Israel retaliates by taking over the West Bank government, then he just needs to do the latter, dissolve the instruments of government and put Isral on the way to becoming an Arab-majority state. That's the Pals' best route, a swift one-two to the chin. A win-win situation. Nice tactical choice for Abbas to ponder on.
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from the article: Abbas must unilaterally declare Palestinian state