Stephen Pollard has been leaked an internal memo from Jeremy Bowen, the BBC's Middle East Editor. The "Mini briefing on Israel and the Palestinians" is absurd. He mentions Israeli attempts to gain the freedom of a kidnapped soldier, but not the kidnapping, which had nothing to do with the circumstances the Palestinians now face, according to Bowen. Instead:
Palestinian society, which used to draw strength from resistance to the occupation, is now fragmenting.It's all Israel's fault. This is the most partial, biased summary I have ever seen. If you have a strong, or empty, stomach, read it all at the above link.
The reason is the death of hope, caused by a cocktail of Israel's military activities, land expropriation and settlement building – and the financial sanctions imposed on the Hamas led government which are destroying Palestinian institutions that were anyway flawed and fragile.