Why was the news that Mazen wants to talk to Hamas released just before the meeting today? He, like Arafat, doesn't want peace. Mazen was in a terrible situation! He was faced with a weak Israeli PM that has major domestic problems that might have given him everything that he asked for - and then where would he be?! Things are starting to look better by the day. Close off Gaza completely and throw away the key.
High Court: Illegal West Bank homes to be demolished (Haaretz)
from the article: Gaza banks say may shut down by Jan. over financial clampdown