The Palestinian negotiators have been clear that Tuesday's meeting is a formality, and they have been sceptical that Israel would do what's required of it - submit a peace plan and recognize the 1967 borders. There is no chance that anything will come out of it, as we all know, but the Palestinians are right to make this diplomatic gesture. It is diplomatically correct and costs them nothing.
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Hamas calls on Palestinian Authority to boycott peace talks with Israel