Palestinian statehood being stymied by divisions

Palestinian politics has been in a nosedive for decades. The only surprise is that there doesn’t seem to be any bottom to the abyss — it is just one continuous downward spiral with no end and no relief. It is plagued by conflict, violence and uncertainty.
 
Palestinians face escalating hate and violence from Israel, fueled in part by Israeli candidates competing for votes in the April 9 election. The Palestinians are being bullied and blackmailed by America to accept Israel’s peace diktats or lose hundreds of millions of dollars in funding, throwing the Palestinian economy into worsening chaos.
 
Palestinians’ inability to overcome their own political divisions has always been a major obstacle to dealing with their conflict with Israel.
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