Originally Posted by RumRunner_1492
Good for them. The latest actions in Gaza didn't help at all.
Well, it actually might have helped.
Those governments wanting to bolster Abbas' popularity, as compared to Hamas, might be supporting his initiative, in order to show that he can do more for the Palestinians peacefully than Hamas can do through "struggle".
Personally, I don't think the Palestinians have really thought this through. I still think real (measurable and pragmatic) success for the Palestinians will come through negotiations and a deal with Israel.