Palestinian self-criticism is as rare as a Giant Panda's cub. The absence stems from a levintine sense of shame at losing, and replacing the genocidal victory over the Jews, that foirtunately didn't come, with an emotionally loaded but false narrative. Thus Naqba and the outrageous myths it carries within, which actually blurs the terrible, painful tragedy of the Palestinian people, the refugees, the loss. Israelis, I am sure, would be more empathetic were only the narrative be more honest instead of simply relieving the rage and the sense of defeat. I, as a Jew, care for Palestinians. I do feel their pain. But the moment it is kidnapped by Hamas, Iran and genocidal hatred, it vanishes. Hamas and iran are enemies of Palestinians, and unfortunately, Palestinians still don't get it.
Palestinian youths throw stones at security forces in Shoafat, E. Jerusalem; none injured (Haaretz)
from the article: Mideast peace requires Palestinian self-criticism