Tony, Hamas wants to wipe Israel off the map. Hamas and Hezbollah have a lot of weapons and will use them if they see a possibility to do so. Defenseless? If there is no willigness to talk about a lasting peace there will be no peace.
Entrance to Jerusalem's Old City to be opened to residents, Israeli citizens and tourists (Haaretz)
from the article: Hamas: Palestinian killed, another critically hurt in IDF strike on Gaza