By all the accounts I've read in the papers, while Gaza is floundering, the West Bank has been developing apace. It's entirely based on the progress in the West Bank over the last several years that the NGO's of the world, like the World Bank, declared that Palestine is ready for statehood. AND now, the Palestinians are going to FIRE the man responsible for all that progress. Never miss an opportunity...you wouldn't want to spoil your streak.
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