posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 10:53 AM
As naive as it is, I would like to think that the creation of a Palestinian state would make negotiations easier. With the creation of this state, it
would put Israel and Palestine on equal footing in negotiations. I think that is one of many failings with the current situation. You have Israel
being able to act from a position of holding all of the aces as it were.
If the Palestinians were to get their state, Israel could no longer blockade them "legally", and would have to negotiate in good faith just to be
able to access the fresh water that Palestine would have. I know some people think that the rocket attacks would continue, and Hamas would continue
to hold sway in Gaza, I'm not so sure. There would be no reason for either. Hamas exists to "stand up" for the people. If they have thier own
little piece of the planet, recognized by the UN, just like Israel, then Hamas would only be needed in a defensive role.
I think this would also cause Israel to stop with the questionable tactics. Anything that they did, offensively, would not be against rebel elements,
but instead be against a sovreign nation and an act of war.
I truly believe that peace will be easier to negotiate with both parties being on a more or less equal footing.