Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Palestinians Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs scorned the new talks saying, "Abbas is naked before his whole community. Everyone knows that this Israeli government is not going to deliver anything," so why bother going through the charade, Palestinians expressing that view, head of the Palestinian stock exchange, Ahmad Aweidah saying:
"Peace process? What peace process? That's so nineties. After 18 years, don't they feel silly. There are only two scenarios. The optimistic one is more of the same. The pessimistic one is it's going to get worse."
According to Samir Hulileh, Palestine Development and Investment LTD (PADICO) CEO:
"We are the audience in a theatre. We have memorized the play so many times. It is repeated in different forms, and sometimes with different faces, but it's the same. We know the final outcome. We don't feel hope coming out of it."
Street comments included:
"There has been a lot of talk of peace, but we have seen no results. We no longer have hope."
"It's a failure from the outset. Negotiations in this way cannot lead to a state. We have no hope."
"Netanyahu will not give a thing, not in a year, not in years....the talks will never succeed."