As he entered Sunday’s cabinet meeting, Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said, "Abbas has less control over the Palestinians than Assad over Syria. Abbas does not represent Gaza – there are a million and a half Palestinians who are under Hamas rule and oppose this process."
Katz added, "Together with this, there is room for a resumption of negotiations – this enhances the strategic situation. It is doubtful that it will lead to results." (Omri Efraim)