"These developments offer an opportunity. If the terrorist operation is thwarted through the efforts of Mr. Abbas and Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, the way may be opened to a shift by the Palestinian government away from violence. The most likely alternative is a resumption of full-scale war between Israelis and Palestinians and the destruction of the Hamas administration. Yesterday Israel was wisely holding off on military action, but it can’t be expected to be patient for long. Arab governments, the United States and the European Union must press hard for the right outcome: If Hamas fails to embrace politics over violence now, it probably won’t get another chance." Washpost
This is just more "baloney." Hamas will never, NEVER, NEVER recognize Israel’s right to own any of historic Palestine in "fee simple." To do that would be for them to deny their own self image is "true Muslims" and defenders of the land of the Umma.
A truce they might agree to, but that would be unacceptable to the Israelis who are their own kind of absolutist.
Watch for some sort of tricky language which will seek to "stroke" the Americans and the Israelis into the somnolence of self deception.
It will mean nothing.