The Region: Palestinian suicide strategy | Jerusalem Post
The things many in the West think motivates Palestinians – getting a state, ending the occupation – are of no interest in their own right.
Fatah and PLO strategy rests on the belief that defeat is staved off as long as you keep fighting. Their only true victory is to continue the struggle. If Palestinians become obsessed with job creation, educational or health systems or a successful economy this makes them satisfied with their lot and less willing to fight and die for the cause.