The 'Palestinians' have optionsWould the 'Palestinians' be foolish enough to start another war? Listen to them.
Abbas will hold a meeting with Palestinian leaders on Saturday to discuss alternative options, Shtayyeh said. Palestinian leaders would explore all avenues, he said, including approaching the UN Security Council and the International Courts of Justice to recognize a Palestinian state.Forget that the last paragraph isn't true. How might 'Palestinians' increase the cost to Israel of 'occupying Palestinian land'?
Shtayyeh said another option was to increase the financial cost to Israel of occupying Palestinian land. Israel was obstructing peace talks because continuing the occupation served Israeli economic interests, he said.
"We import 86 percent of our imports from Israel, and we export to it 64 percent. The Palestinian territories are the landfill for Israeli goods. The total domestic product of settlements reaches $4-5 billion annually in addition to water resources," he said.
Meanwhile, it cost Israel nothing to occupy Palestinian land, he added. US military and economic support sustained Israeli regional hegemony, and had created a situation in which 5-6 million Israelis were producing more economically than 130 million Arabs.
What could go wrong?