I read both your posts and you make a lot of sense. My post on declaring a Pal state was simply a followup on Pal PM Fayyads proposal of 6 months ago proposing , after the creation of the necessary infrastructure, declaring a state IF Israel does not negotiate in good faith. His argument has been Israel is always willing to enter into talks as long as there is something the Pals will not be able to accept. Then Israel says" we offered them 98% of what they asked and they refused. What can we do?" A new administration comes in and everything stsrts over again. Fayyads position is to force honest negotiations through fear of a unilateral declaration. Pratraeus is already talking about a "military umbrella" to protect Pals from Israeli agression and I assume vice versus.
Three Palestinian teens killed by Israeli army fire during protests near Gaza border (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel's U.S. envoy: 'No one can force us to make peace'