Rubbish like this: "the simple facts of actions from the UN and Quartet that are based on PA decisions and not the PLO`s." What does that sort of twaddle *mean*, David? Are you saying that the Quartet have sanctioned the PA because they don't like Hamas? That they demand that Hamas accept their conditions before there is a removal of said sanctions? No contest, and no relevence. Because, of course, what *are* the sanctions? Why, it is the withholding of financial aid to the PA. It is not withdrawal of recognition of Hamas' right to negotiate final status. Hamas do not even *seek* a seat at *that* table, David. AFAIK it never has, so it is a nonsense to claim - as you APPEAR to be doing - that the Quartet are sanctioning against any such aims. Go read the Mecca agreement. Hamas now comes under the umbrella of the PLO, and Abbas is the only person in the PA who is authorised to speak on behalf of the Pals. And he can because he is also the chairman of the PLO.
Two mortar shells explode in Golan Heights, no casualties or damage reported (Haaretz)
from the article: Arab leaders rule out amending Saudi proposal