Rivi, Fayad's point is that only talks can bring peace. Talks show there is light at the end of the tunnel. A kindler, and gentler occupation is still an occupation. But about Palestinian gestures: Started in civil war in Gaza with US and Israeli backing - lost Gaza, got a lot of Fatah supporters killed. Arrested and killed many Hamas supporters in West Bank. Gave notice to the imams about incitement - no follow up story on the success or failure of this yet. These deeds and actions are a pretty good start. So far, we've heard a lot of press releases about gestures to come from Olmert. Except for starting to release Palestinian government money to the Palestinian government, the PA government is still waiting for Olmert's ACTION and DEEDS.
3 killed in Kashmir after Pakistani, Indian troops trade fire (AP)
from the article: Fayad: No point in goodwill gestures without negotiations