The bottom line for all the fans of a free and democratic Palestine is this: Hamas does not want peace with Israel. This has been their official policy for years, and they keep repeating it. A Hamas run Palestine does not want peace with Israel. A Hamas run Palestine eventually wants to take over all of Israel and replace it with an Islamic state. (and we're still not so sure that a Fatah run state would be any different). So, if the Israelis are having trouble with a "hudna", the chief reason Hamas wants a hudna is that they are hurting and they need a break from attacking Israel in order to catch up on the stuff they're really screwing up on: running the daily lives of the Palestinians. And if you go on bleating about trade and embargoes, remember: Hamas does NOT want trade with Israel. Hamas does not want Palestinian goods coming or going via the border crossings with Israel.
IDF reservist, 44, dies of heart attack during training (Haaretz)
from the article: Ehud Olmert rejects Hamas' offer of cease-fire in Gaza Strip