UPDATE 1-ANALYSIS-Palestinians expect a boost from new Egypt
* Palestinians see stronger backing in dealing with Israel
* Expect risk to Camp David treaty may focus Israeli minds
* See no risk of Islamic radicalism or war
* More positive peace bid by Israel, U.S. may be outcome
(Adds Palestinian police disperse anti-Mubarak rally)
By Mohammed Assadi and Nidal al-Mughrabi
RAMALLAH/GAZA, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Palestinians are likely to benefit from a change of regime in Egypt, irrespective of whether they are in the camp of those seeking peace with Israel or those who advocate conflict, analysts say.
They believe that a more independent and assertive Egypt, reflecting popular opinion rather than U.S. policy, will create pressure on Israel and Washington to make the compromises necessary for a long-overdue Middle East peace treaty.
Whether they live in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, where Palestinian leaders want a treaty with Israel giving them an independent state, or in the blockaded Gaza Strip, whose leaders reject the Zionist state, Israel is the dominant factor overshadowing Palestinian lives. Continued...