"Not letting them [Hamas] in creates an enigma." - Ronnie Hi Ronnie, My argument in post #66 is that without Hamas in the government, chaos in Gaza will probably continue. The US worked to convince Israel to proceed with the PA elections. The whole point was to get the chaos in the PA reduced. They will probably realize soon that Hamas has to be made part of the government. It is remarkable how painful every step is on American and Israeli thinking. They don't see what's a couple of centimeters ahead of their noses.
17-year-old Palestinian killed by IDF on Friday laid to rest near Ramallah (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. tells Israel it will shun PA gov't that includes Hamas