Decades of American and Israeli peace fakery needed the PA as their stooge in order to make it all presentable to the world. The PA was never in on the joke (that there would never be peace). It may have dawned on them since Obama's election.
Saudis warns U.S. that 9/11 responsibility law would erode investor confidence in America (Reuters)
from the article: Erekat: Palestinian Authority cannot exist without independent state