In the end, it may come down to just how much land the Palestinians are offered as enticement — but for now the skepticism is strong.
Majed Swailim, a Palestinian political scientist, said "no one can accept" an interim solution that falls short of their remaining demands. The final result, he warned, will a single state of Israelis and Palestinians who do not want to live together.
Dan Perry has covered the Mideast since the 1990s and currently leads AP's coverage in the region. Follow him at twitter.com/perry_dan
Josef Federman is the Associated Press News Editor for Israel and the Palestinian territories. Follow him at twitter.com/joseffederman.
Associated Press writer Tia Goldenberg contributed to this report.
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