It is as if Hamas would promise not to try to kidnap soldiers with names starting with the letters A-G or not to launch attacks on Saturdays. Yes it is some sort of progress, but it is not going to do much to convince the people on the other side. Especially not if you follow up with a threat to return to your illegal activities unless you see results from your "concession". One can only hope that the pragmatists on both sides can make something out of this.
Egypt to hold parliamentary election in 2 phases starting Oct 18-19 (Reuters)