Fatah partisans driven from the Gaza Strip by Hamas reject Palestinian reconciliation.
Readers write about talking to Hamas.
Israel agreed Sunday to dismantle 50 West Bank roadblocks after talks with Secretary of State Rice.
A consensus to isolate the group is fraying due to the lack of political results.
Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh announced preconditions for a period of calm with Israel in a speech Wednesday.
An Israeli defense official said 'targeted assassinations' may be used to respond to the increase in attacks.