'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
After bitter rival Hamas held its own in a fierce battle with Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has no choice but to override U.S. objections and seek U.N. recognition of a state of Palestine next week, his aides said Friday.
"Abbas was truly isolated before this, and this (Gaza) conflict looks like a disaster for him," he said.
The Gaza fighting sharpened trends already evident before, said analyst Nathan Thrall of the International Crisis Group think tank.