The Israeli occupation is about stealing the fertile land and giving desert in return. All the Israeli offers since Oslo were based on this principle: fertile land and water acquifiers in exchange for dry desert. Just look at the map: where do the Israelis build their illegal settlements? Where do they put the fences? Where are the military bases and all the 'military training areas'? coinicdence? of course not.
PLO official: Reports about Abbas' resignation from political life very premature (Haaretz)