If such an exchange took place actually then: (i.) the extraordinary courage of those officers deserves the highest esteem, as is the permanent readiness of Israel to seek de-escalation and solutions. This criteria provide plausibility to the news; (ii.) the PA should – instead of, for God’s sake, even complaining about and dictating terms for Israel’s diplomacy - follow the example and engage in what obviously have been direct talks without preconditions. A Chinese saying goes: “Even a 1001 mile journey starts with a small step.”
Israel to cut VAT to 17%, corporate tax rate to 25%., says Netanyahu (Reuters)
from the article: PA: Shin Bet officers met with top Hamas officials 'over coffee'