PA is a creation of Oslo where Arafat was outsmarted by US, Israel and Arabs and promised a state and the moon. PA since then became a band of well paid and fed liars and corrupt opportunistics who are ready to sell their fathera and mothers for few dimes. Arab regimes have no legitimacy and arab league cannot extend the validity of Abbas rule. Israel and the West know excatly how irrelevant this PA is, but they want them to close a deal that gives Israel everything and leave the Palestinians as de facto slaves with only token rights. Honest Arabs, Jews, and Palestinians with the help of visionary western politicians can achieve durable peace and preserve the fundamental aspirations of all in Palestine. There is no cheap solution, whatever Abbas and his cronies may sign is worthless and insignificant.
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