"But in any and all cases, the Palestinians do not need one more nail in the coffin of their reconciliation efforts. President Abbas is still the Palestinian leader recognized by most of the world and most Palestinians and so he will remain, at least if and until a new leader is elected."
"While Palestinian leaders keep evoking the importance of Jerusalem in the national struggle, it is very likely that even if an agreement is found at political level, Palestinians will discover that the city they have been declaring their capital is an empty shell run by thugs and criminals."
"It is very likely that if it were an inside job, a random employee at the Muqata’ was recruited by Israel to do its dirty work. Israel has had a long history of turning desperate or money-driven Palestinians into collaborators and has subsequently used them to track down and kill fellow Palestinians. Of course, this job was far more high profile than others, and would have been carried out with the utmost meticulousness and secrecy. Still, it seems the most likely scenario given the circumstances."