An obvious sham agreement with the intention of deceiving the international community into believing that this newly formed cabal is ready to establish an independent state. Perhaps Abbas and the PA are somewhat more determined to actually launch and develop a viable state, but Hamas' motive are entirely different. Hamas is linked to Al Qaeda, provides resources to their cells in Gaza and is their ally in their demonic and admitted war against the Jews. Is Israel supposed to sit quietly and watch this plot to destroy them develop. And if Hamas is determined to succeed along with it's partners in Iran and Al Qaeda they will have to eliminate the PA either sham elections or on the battlefield. I wish is wasn't this way, but it is.
IDF reservist, 44, dies of heart attack during training (Haaretz)