The defense minister talks with the king of Jordan at the Munich Security Conference about Middle East developments and possibilities of advancing the peace process.19:58 12.02.16 | 0 comments
JN: "Why would Hamas consider a ceasfire at this point? " I would suspect it has something to do with backroom deals being hammered out between Hamas and Fatah, and being brokered right now by Egypt. There isn't much point in Abbas appointing a new unity govt and regaining Gaza if the IDF is intent on going in and pounding it into dust, is there? That assault has to be fallstalled first, and that requires a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel. Once that is done then a reprouchment between Hamas and Fatah makes sense, but *unless* a ceasfire is arranged first then the IDF can - and surely will - scuttle any unity agreement by invading Gaza.