Fatah partisans driven from the Gaza Strip by Hamas reject Palestinian reconciliation.
A Yemeni initiative aims to start a dialogue between the rival factions, a prospect that both Israel and the US have advised against.
Readers write about talking to Hamas.
Israel agreed Sunday to dismantle 50 West Bank roadblocks after talks with Secretary of State Rice.
Cairo is working hard for a cease-fire, partly to curb Iran's growing clout.