After the first occupation the Israeli/American response was to saddle the Palestinian people with a double occupation - the Israeli military aided by the 'Palestinian Authority - while promising an eventual 'Palestinian State'. The reality however was the Israelis doubled their occupation settlements while creating an apartheid-like structure throughout the 'occupied territories' that did not exist before. Now, in an attempt to quash the much more virulent Intifada II the Israelis and Americans are attempting to establish a third level of occupation - the Israeli army aided by a new 'reconstituted' Palestinian Authority all aided as never before by the CIA and high-tech repression not possible before. Problem is it's not "fantasy" as Robert Fisk suggests; it's reality for the ever more impoverished and ever more subjugated Palestinians.
That the exceedingly committed, brilliant, and tireless journalist Robert Fisk - a man of emmense understanding of the situation and compassion for its victims - should himself be reduced to actually advocating this kind of 'international occupation force' is a sign of just how desperate everyone is becomming. All indications are such a force will clearly be nearly totally manipulated by the Israelis and Americans, by the CIA and the Mossad/Shinbet.