James: Yes, but. You write that, "...it will be increasingly held to account as a would-be legitimate real state with a freely elected government." I agree. It should. But in the "freedom is slavery" double-speak of the UN, the opposite result is guaranteed.
I predict that, no matter how obvious the result is, no matter how many times the Hamas-led government refuses to recognize Israel or renounce violence, the EUnuchs and the Turtle Bay crime family will, in equal frequency, give them "another chance." Don't forget. The Palestinians have permanent refugee status in the UN. To recognize their state, and to hold it responsible, would end the oldest established permanent floating fiction in the UN. Aside from the Security Council, the General Assembly and the Secretariat, that is.