# Mark and Palestinians concessions - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Daniel
    • 18.01.10 | 10:51 (IST)

    Yet, Hamas didn't recognize Israel and its right to exist and has no intention to do it for any reason. Moreover, the terror war waged against Israel was stopped only thanks to the Israeli military reaction and following (probably temporary) deterrence. Hamas and Fatah aren't ready for a credible unity government that can push forward with the peace talks. PA didn't give up to the right of return of ALL refugees and their descendants into Israel, as the Arab peace plan demands, and Abbas didn't even answer to Olmert's proposal in 2008 for a almost 100 % land swap. The PA wasn't willing to curb the hate propaganda against Israel. Besides, the security in the West Bank still depends on the presence of the IDF there, the PA doesn't seem able to keep full control on the territories and its armed wings, as the last deadly ambush at an Israeli citizen has showed. These are the conditions today and they don't appear very favourable for further Israeli unilateral steps, don't you think?

    from the article: Abbas to U.S.: Peace talks won't work until Israel given red lines
    First published 17:54 17.01.10 | Last updated 19:07 17.01.10
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