For any two state solution to have any meaning or justice, the majority of 600,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank will have to be relocated to Israel. But they will fiercely resist any such action. It’s a deeply reactionary and racist movement. How could it be anything else? Not surprisingly, settlers who have been violently attacking Palestinians in the West Bank with near impunity even before the recent Hamas attack on innocent Israelis, have intensified those attacks in recent weeks.

At some point this deeply reactionary and racist movement will have to be confronted. Otherwise a two state solution is dead on arrival. No Palestinian leader, even a collaborationist one, would sell such a solution that gives legitimacy and legality to the extensive usurpation of land on the West Bank by Israeli settlers.