Hi Jeff.You wrote-----"The release of Palestinian tax money to the PA, removal of some checkpoints, release of 250 prisoners, and amnesty for reformed terrorists are designed to bolster Fatah in the West Bank against a possible Hamas coup there." That seems in stark contrast with your post to me yesterday, where you stated, Hamas is Isolated and irrelevant. This was how you responded to my suggestion that people were overlooking "Hamas". Nice to see you are taking a second look, but all these willy nilly gestures are worthless without substantial actions. IE, end settlement expansion and stop the incursions.Abbas goes nowhere but down with these "Gestures". Regards.
from the article: Fayad: No point in goodwill gestures without negotiations