Israel and the Palestinians are on deadline to make the quartet smile. The Israelis are faking it of course, but the Palestinians could not afford to sit this one out since all fingers would then be pointed at them. This dreary fakery will go on for a while but it will never even get near the topic of peace. Israel will undertake various provocations like this one and others to come in hopes that the Palestinians would then abandon the talks. This is what passes for peace attempts these days. Everybody, including the quarted, knows it is fakery, but none want to press Israel or they will be forced to take a pie in the face or face the prospect of taking action against Israel.
Israeli troops shoot, injure Palestinian crossing Gaza border fence (Haaretz)
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