from Bernard Avishai Dot Com *
"I tell you, any Palestinian will say that during those years we made a very serious mistake: to sit at the negotiation table while the Israelis continued to build settlements. But we had made a calculation, that within 6 months or 12 months, we would get our state and we would live in peace, we with you. Until we realized that this is a "process" and not "peace." So Palestinians have understood, that we are not going to make exactly the same mistake again.
Dr. Sufian Abu-Zaida, a senior Fatah official, from an interview on an Israeli radio program.