Being rather too long in the tooth and remembering watching the tank battles of the Yom Kippur War on TV, I seem to recall that this latest action in Ramallah is an all -too familiar pattern. Every time a potential agreement nears, that might require Israel to relinquish, back down or cease control of territory or a process of dominance, 'incidents' start happening. Someone within the Knessett or within the IDF and without referral to the Knesset suddenly starts a torrent of air strikes and assassinations with days or weeks to go, in order to disrupt the road to peace by deliberately inflaming and inciting a Pal armed response, so that the Israeli hawks can then say to the world (We try, we try, and this is what they do to us - we have no partner for peace etc etc' Call me cynical but I have seen this all before by the IDF and more will follow because there are those high up who dread peace breaking out.
British Airways flight diverted to Canada after bomb threat (AP)
from the article: IDF kills former PA premier's bodyguard during W. Bank raid