Returning the tax receipts that belong to the Palestinian people anyway and closing down a few checkpoints just won't help their Uncle Tom, Abbas. Abbas is clearly, obviously an empty shell whose only grip on power is the support of Israel and America, the despised enemies of the Palestinian people. Abbas is a puppet, a brief, passing phenomenon. Fatah are soon to be destroyed on the West Bank too. Abbas will eventually have to "rule" from a guarded compound at an Israeli army base.
Israeli tanks return fire in response to mortar shells fired from southern Gaza (Haaretz)
from the article: PMO: Israel will transfer only part of withheld tax revenues to PA