Israel has also put generous offers on the table at taba, and again by olmert in 2008. The palestinians think that by refusing they can use the UN to impose terms that are only favourable to them. They are invoking the name of abba eban.
U.S. says working on initiative to de-escalate Syria fighting, with focus on Aleppo (Reuters)
from the article: Israel will use Palestinian UN bid to restore status quo