Cairo is working hard for a cease-fire, partly to curb Iran's growing clout.
Many Palestinians say they do not want to return to the regimen of daily violence.
In the West Bank Tuesday, Secretary Rice urged Israelis and Palestinians to return to the negotiating table.
President Abbas halted negotiations Sunday. Secretary of State Rice arrives this week.
Al-Masri's new Palestine Forum reflects public desire to reconcile Hamas and Fatah.
Imad Mughnieh, suspected of planning kidnappings, hijacking, and attacks in Beirut during the 1980s and '90s, was killed in Damascus Tuesday night.
Readers write about affirmative voting, bombings in Israel, judicial elections, and drilling in polar bear habitat.
The Palestinian attack on Monday has prompted many to say the wall should extend to the border between Israel and Egypt.
The attack raises concerns that militants can enter Israel from Egypt.