Israel acts with all possible threats to prevent a reconciliation between Abbas and Hamas. On the other hand, Israel complains that Abbas is no real partner because he has no influence over Gaza... Well, reconciliation was agreed to, in principle, with some details yet to be worked out. Following that, the Palestinians intend to have an election, and at the present time it seems that the Abbas party (Fatah) will be the winner and regain control over Gaza. My expectation: Israel will try to prevent this election from happening, for example, by preventing Hamas candidates to run in areas under Israeli control under the charge of "terrorism". With this, Hamas will continue to rule Gaza and the "problem" will be solved...
U.S. says working on initiative to de-escalate Syria fighting, with focus on Aleppo (Reuters)
from the article: Israel slams Abbas in letter to UN following Gaza rocket fire