Interesting that the US is urging Abbas to give up preconditions in regards to settlements and using 1967 borders as basis for talks, as its urging Turkey to create preconditions for Hamas to join peace talks. In all cases, Palestinians are being urged to move towards Israel's positions. So much for the US as being an honest broker. More of the same as Israel's lawyer.
UN: Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020 if trends continue (AP)