The entire peace process enterprise is a sham without a game plan to insure with 100% certainty - that Hamas and Gaza, 40-50% of the "palestrinians", will even accept anything Abbas agrees to. Why should Israel continue the "freeze" on Sept. 26th without this proof. Why should Bibi risk conflict with hardliners in Israel's Knesset when Abbas is not taking the same risk with his government - by providing an answer to the "how" of Gaza acceptance of his rule. Israel can not be expected to give Abbas and the W. Bank all the benefits of independence while Gaza keeps fighting and rocketing for a better deal.
Iraq calls Turkish assault on Kurdish militants a dangerous escalation (Reuters)
from the article: Vice PM: Palestinian preconditions sabotage direct peace talks