Are they under the thumb of Germany and certain other EU powers? Is their financial situation too serious to allow them to make a stand on principle? The whole world knows that the Palestinian bid is just, so why can't our political leaders show some 'cojones' for once?
Palestinians report IDF airstrikes on Islamic Jihad targets in southern Gaza Strip (Haaretz)
from the article: Palestinian FM: Eight UN Security Council members support statehood bid