Allison, I don’t understand this article at all.
People in Gaza danced in the streets to celebrate the victory against the latest attack by “Israel,” a victory consisting of the inability of the latter to launch a ground assault, the steadfastness of Gazans in face of murder of their children — and a massively-increased recognition among antiwar and solidarity activists of the right of the oppressed to resist by any means necessary.
The political corollary of this victory was a widely-reported soaring in Hamas’s reputation and a further deterioration of Abbas’s.
After all this, to say — based on an interview with ONE West Bank resident, and a couple remarks of an anonymous PA hack — that the entire West Bank sees no choice but a farcical UN “recognition,” and that they’ve given up on one state and return, boggles the mind.
Not to mention the many stories in recent years, including in mondoweiss, that Palestinians around the world in their vastly overwhelming majority support return and a liberated Palestine from the river to the sea.