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The Palestinian authority could well be about to have a non–binding referendum on the subject of whether to recognize Israel. Hamas doesn't like this idea – because they like to be able to pretend that the idea of not accepting the right of Israel to exist is more important to the people than living a healthy and contented life. A two state solution is the only workable option in the circumstance from the point of view of the Palestinians. Hamas are acting like madmen and the whole of the area is suffering because of it.
Unfortunately the referendum is non–binding. There is no possible way that Palestine could hope to achieve the goals it has currently set for itself; Israel is bigger, has a far better army, and has better political allies. We can but hope that it gets through and it forces them to accept what they have to accept