I'm not an optomist, but I expect an improvement in Israeli-Palestinian relations, and a period of truce, after Hamas takes control the PA. Israel (like the USA) is will take groups like Hamas more seriously, than it would with Fatah. Negoteoations, truce, and peace accords, are historically done with enemies, not with friends, allies, or subjects. The only correct path to take is: 1- Allow the Palestinians to choose their own leaders. 2- Try to negotiate with the elected represantatives of the Palestinian people. Israel should not be take a hard line position, becuase it has the backing of the US. The US foreign policy in the region has/will indirectly encourage terrorism and radicalism, and a lack of security for Israelis.
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from the article: Don't boycott the Palestinians