I was reading that some Palestinian leaders are talking about declaring an independent Palestinian country, regardless of the final-status negotiations with Israel. This seems like a negotiation tactic, but given that this moment could conceivably happen at any point in the near future, I was wondering what would be the consequences of this action? That is, what would happen "the day after"? (And I am not just talking about in the area of Israel/Palestine, but more broadly- what would happen in the region? How would this shake things up both regionally as well as in other countries in the region? Would this affect the broader Arab-Israeli conflict? What about the issue of Palestinian refugees? How would this affect other countries like Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, etc etc) Any thoughts?