"By law he meant Basic Palestinian Law.The head of the Latin church is in regular contact with Haniyeh." - Lakshmi A very clever approach given that Abbas has suspended the courts and is ruling by decree. "Hamas will not fight with fatah and have repeatedlycalled for Unity." - Lakshmi Playing Muhammad before Badur I suspect. "There is talk that Hamas and fatah may re unite in a second Unity Government.If it materialises then israel will have no excuse to attack Gaza." - Lakshmi This idea puts Abbas in the position of choosing between serving Palestine or serving Israel. I bet he goes with Israel and refuses any unity government. Abbas has burned his bridges and cannot go back. His problem is that the current Israeli government will never open the door to any future besides expanding settlements and a dwindling Palestine. No matter how hard Abbas knocks and pleads.
Amnesty: Israel's 'Black Friday' Gaza strike a war crime (Haaretz)
from the article: MI: Syria increases military activity for fear of an Israeli attack