Let me tell you sonething, you are missing a very important point the same way the PLO and arab community have been doing regarding the freeze. Now, you listen very carefully:-- Israel promised to free building settlement for 10 months if Abbas will return to the negotiating table. Abbas kept procrastinating for 9 months and now is willing to return to the negotiating table just in time for the 10 months to end, so now he wants to walk out if the freeze is not extended after Sept. 26/10, so very convenient of him. Probably he thought he was smart and Israel will bow to US pressure & have the freeze extended. So, there we go & thats what it is all about.
Settlers from Esh Kodesh clash with Palestinians in the West Bank; IDF cordoned the area (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S.: Settlement freeze will be discussed during direct peace talks