While governments continue to blither about an Israeli-Palestinian peace process (which led to the Oslo Accords legitimizing Israeli occupation & expropriation of the West Bank) & a two-state solution, Palestinians in their majority, especially the youth, no longer believe the bantustate solution is possible. According to a joint study (titled ‘Role of Public Opinion in the Resilience/Resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict’) by the Palestinian Center for Policy & Survey Research in Ramallah & the Center for Peace Research at Tel Aviv University, only 43% of Palestinians now support a bantustate solution, even less than the 49% of Israelis who do.

In the photo, Palestinians are protesting a road closure by Israeli settlers near the Kfar Adumim settlement in the occupied West Bank.

(Photo by Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)