Who can believe a people whose ultimate desire is the destruction of another's state? A 'cease-fire' for Hamas might only be an excuse for them to reorganise, rearm and build themselves up for their ultimate aim of taking possession of the whole region of Palestine for themselves and eliminating Israel altogether as their Maps have clearly shown. Israel's Policy? Same as the US and most Western countries - 'not to talk to Terrorists'. However, having relented towardS Abbas of Palestinian Fatah is a big step Israel has taken towards Peace in the region and it is only hoped that such a step will not finally become a dangerous and unwarranted one for the State of Israel in the future.
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from the article: Hamas renews call for cease-fire with Israel