Palestinians and self-determination under occupation: Mission Impossible ?

''One of the gravest blunders Hamas has made, which is about to cost the movement a real embarrassment, to say the least, is the inherently false assumption that a government can function properly under such an intensely oppressive military occupation. Indeed, experience garnered over the past two weeks has convinced many Palestinians that a government functioning under the Israeli occupation has to choose between becoming either a quisling entity or putting itself on a collision course with the occupying power and its supporters -- in this case the US and EU.''

Update: Al-Jazeera reported on saturday April 15th that Russian FM called Abbas to offer emergency aid to the PA .

Update: Bitterlemons, an Israeli-Palestinian online publication, offers in its April 10th issue 4 opinions on possible solutions to the present dead end in Palestine.

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