The PA has justified its existence by chasing after an elusive peace under US sponsored negotiations, and lately, by launching a diplomatic offensive for admission to the UN. While foreign donors poured in vast amounts of money to alleviate the plight of the Palestinian people, the PA enriched themselves shamelessly and split the country into two. The Palestinian Papers have put an end to the deception of direct negotiations and showed that the PA as willing to sign away much more rights than its people had envisaged, or had been led to expect. It is time to get rid of the PA and let Israel take over direct administration of the occupied territories. The Palestinian people will have to fend for themselves within the framework of a single state. The PA has done nothing for them, and the Palestinian people cannot expect the rest of the world to support them for ever if they themselves make no effort to help themselves.
Week of floods kills 22 in Vietnam (DPA)