“If Palestine became a real state, we would have the freedom to travel”
Students at my university have been demonstrating every day this week. We want people to hear our voices, and we want to stand by our president. Even if we fail, we’ll have tried.
"Whether this bid succeeds or not doesn’t make any difference
I am against Mahmoud Abbas’s intiative because I do not recognize the Palestinian authority as legitimate. As far as I know, there have been no demonstrations in Gaza to support this move, and I don’t think there will be because Hamas declared that it did not support this irresponsible initiative.
“Since it won’t become a state in the strict sense, very little will change”
There were a few protests in Efrat when Mahmoud Abbas made the announcement he would seek Palestinian statehood, but since then things have calmed down.
“The state of Israel was created thanks to a UN resolution, so it would be logical for Palestine to follow the same path”
I don’t feel that people in Gaza are taking this initiative very seriously. They’re more concerned with their daily problems. Most people don’t really understand what is at stake, and that’s the Palestinian Authority’s fault. It has failed to explain the stakes.