There is one reason, and one reason only, now and for the past 64 years, why there is no Palestinian state: the Palestinians themselves would not accept one if it also meant accepting a Jewish state on any territory, east or west of the Green Line, with or without settlements . If Palestinians, like Saeb Erekat, finally learn to utter a simple, one syllable, 3-letter word there might yet be a Palestinian state. The word is "Yes". So far, the Palestinians have only known how to say "No".
Islamic State destroys part of Syria's Temple of Bel, monitoring group says (Reuters)
from the article: Erekat: Palestinian Authority cannot exist without independent state