Do Arabs of Palestine want independence? Yes, I am not kidding. What should happen to former Palestinian Arabs held in concentration camps all over brotherly loving Middle East? Does Abbas want them to come back? Because they will be immediately returned whether Abbas likes it or not. What would be the capital of the new state? Or there'll be none? What would be agreed borders between New Palestine and Israel? Or you expect to dispute it forever? Who will provide new state with basic necessities like fuel, electricity and water? UN will not longer feed them or you hope it will? There is much more, but let's try to manage simple things first. Anyway, I think Israel should call Abbas's bluff. It will be fun to watch how Arabs will wiggle out of that one.
Palestinians call general strike in J'lem Old City over police conduct, settler violence (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel can't stop Palestinian independence