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Unformatted text preview: freedom of movement, and worse economic conditions. Powerful Palestinian constituencies were disillusioned with the results of the peace process, doubtful of Israels willingness to implement signed agreements. The Barak government concentrated on reaching a deal with Syria. Arafat believed he could discern the objective of either forcing him to swallow an unconscionable deal or mobilizing the world to isolate and weaken the Palestinians if they refused to yield. Unfulfilled interim obligations made Palestinians cast doubt on Israels intent to deliver and think that they directly affected the balance of power that was to prevail once permanent status negotiations commenced....
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- Spring '08