It is well proven by now that nothing hinders peace progress like giving Abbas something for nothing. Then, instead of delivering on his end, he just adds a demand for something else, some additional "gesture". Israel should not make any more unilateral concessions without getting something of equal value in return. Cessation of all settlement building? OK - how about one of these from Abbas: 1) Cessation of Kassams and all other terrorism, 2) renunciation of "Arab Right of Return" to Israel, 3) acknowledging that the outcome of negotiations will be "An Arab State and a Jewish State" (the original UN formula). THE REAL PROBLEM -- Abbas is totally incapable of reciprocating with anything. Since he can't (and won't) deliver on "Land for Peace" or "2 states for 2 peoples", why give him land at all? Maybe as a substitute for Har Homa suspension, Israel should agree to suspend all Jewish settlement building in Gaza. "But Israel already gave up Gaza for ZERO in return!" That's the point.
from the article: Top PA official: Israel approved import of 50 armored vehicles