Gaza mortar shells target Israeli forces searching for Hamas tunnels; Israel responds with airstrike, tank fire and declares border area a closed military zone; Hamas evacuates two schools as a precautionary measure.21:44 04.05.16 | 4 comments
The offers by Barak and Olmert would be termed "worthless"! Both Prime Ministers were facing decling popularity: Barak had an election coming up and peace negotiations were political suicide. Nothing was written down, and Arafat was expected to take Barak's word, and agree to a nebulous "deal". Olmert had an approval rating of 8% at the time (up from 4% or 5% because he announced that he had prostate cancer). So, neither of these offers could have been actualised. I state again, I would call these offers worthless!