the real issue is Hamas' suitability to lead gaza and be part of palestine. they have been declared a terrorist orgaization for good reason. why sit down and discuss anything when they have vowed to destroy israel, and recently killed a boy by firing a rocket at a school bus. there is no point in pretending there is anything to talk about, until they meet the basic conditions of civility, releasing Shallit, and accepting Israel. i call that reality.
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