Hamas is the principle antagonist of Israel among the Palestinians. This makes Hamas as the logical party with whom to negotiate. On top of this, Hamas is the most recently elected government of the Palestinians. There are so many stupid decisions made by Israel which burden the chances of peace that it should leave no doubt in peoples minds that Israel does not want peace.
Remand of Meir Ettinger, Israel's most wanted Jewish terror suspect, extended (Haaretz)
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