They have had a long time to become acquainted with Israeli stalling methods and until recently, have had precious little sympathy or international support. They have suffered dispossssion from their land and humiliation under a belligerent occupation for decades. There will be hard times ahead for the Palestinians but right now, as non-state actors they are running rings around the Israelis in the diplomatic stakes. I think that they will continue to be steadfast.
Pope: Let's stop crimes like deaths of migrants in trucks (AP)
from the article: Abbas predicts 'very difficult' time for Palestinians after UN bid