Israeli troops moved deeper into Gaza City Sunday and pounded Rafah from the air. Hamas rejected plans for international peacekeepers in Gaza.
The covert push to empower Fatah failed. And isolating Hamas just made things worse. But it's not too late to change course.
But Israel also reopens border to allow humanitarian supplies into Palestinian territory.
Israelis and Palestinians both face heated political contests that are adding to the volatility between Israel and Hamas after a six-month cease-fire broke down last week.
On Hebrew language billboards and newspaper ads, the Palestinian Authority promotes an Arab peace initiative to skeptical Israelis.
No nation has the authority to pardon violations of international law.