The Palestinian Authority is ruled by PLO cronies who are out of touch with the people. Peaceniks are hoping that Israel signs a peace agreement with the PA. But the PA, like Mubarak, is a repressive regime with little democratic legitimacy (it has delayed elections for years and has not allowed Hamas, which won the election, to form a government). It too may be overthrown--by Hamas, which clearly will not respect any peace agreement in the long term, as that contradicts its religious belief that the entire area of Israel is Moslem religious property (wakf).
UN agency warns school may be delayed for Palestinian refugees due to lack of funding (AP)
from the article: Egypt or not, Palestinians have lost their faith in rising up