Hamas is planning quite smartly and long term. They would like some useless negotiations to continue, without any real accomplishment, until their election. At THAT time they will win BIG since they accomplish both - NEGOTIATIONS and CONTINUED RESISTANCE simply by their presence in the government. So, they will win the West Bank ! ...... THAT'S what should be prevented. AND UNDERSTOOD BY ISRAEL AND AMERICA. God forbid to let Hamas win the elections and the West Bank ! Boorish behavior would accomplish just that ......So, now, what Netanyahu and Lieberman are doing will have decisive consequences for the existence of Israel !!!
Police arrest 18-year-old Palestinian suspected in Old City stabbing (Haaretz)