However, it's pointless. Hamas of course has no intention of making any real truce. They've proved this time and time again. There was a ceasefire at the beginning of the year when Israel held fire for six months despite the fact that Hamas went on firing missiles starting within hours of declaration of the truce. Hamas and Fatah made countless truces and broke them within a matter of hours. There seems to be no chance of a true peace. Haniye told us yesterday that he has no power over the military wing. What's the point of signing another truce for them to break because of lack of coherence? Hamas's charter still rules their philosophy. Nusseibah (#6,7,8) sees Israeli liberals wanting to make accommodations and find peace and justice for all and he decides that this is a sign of weakness. What a mess.
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IDF fires tank shells toward Gaza in response to mortar fire (Haaretz)
from the article: Leading Israeli authors, intellectuals call for truce with Hamas