"There's a sinking-in of the idea that nonviolent resistance gets results."
- HANAN ASHRAWIa member of the Palestine Liberation Organization, on the mass hunger strikes by over 1,500 Palestinian prisoners that have mobilized hundreds of protestors in the West Bank
"I don't see Palestine on the agenda of the United States or Israel. It is on the shelf..."
- ZAKARIA AL-QAQa Palestinian expert in national security at Al Quds University in Jerusalem, arguing that the Arab Spring, the U.S. presidential election and Europe's economic woes have sidelined the Palestinian cause
"We will not let the blood of Israeli civilians go unpunished. We will find the murderers. We will punish their dispatchers."
- BENJAMIN NETANYAHU,Israel's Prime Minister, after Hamas gunmen killed four Israelis, which prompted a pledge by West Bank settlers to defy the construction freeze and resume building on Wednesday night
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