"If there's no terror, there will be an economy. There has to be a direct connection . . . If there is no quiet, it will be closed."
Erekat blamed the US administration for encouraging Israel to expand its settlements.
Residents in southern Israel reported numerous incendiary balloons flown across the border.
"It cannot be that for 140 days they would be firing rockets and balloons at us, and then, when they whistle, we stand at attention."
Liberman last week: "This is a clear message to the people of Gaza, if Israelis enjoy the quiet they also will enjoy it – violence does not pay off."
The Palestinian Central Council decided on the suspension of recognition of the State of Israel until it recognizes the State of Palestine.
The rally was piggybacked—against the expressed wishes of the organizers—by leftist groups.
Some 12,000 Gazans surged to the border in renewed violence this week at five different locations along the security fence; three fires blazed most of the day on the Israeli side of the border.
"Hamas uses women children and women as human shields, in blatant violation of the rules of warfare and the Geneva convention."
A source close to the delegations told Al Hayat that the truce agreement would be announced on Friday in the presence of all the terror factions in Cairo.
"The forces did not act out of a desire for revenge but to try and foil [Goldin's] kidnapping."
The family of fallen IDF officer Hadar Goldin hopes to block the interim ceasefire with Hamas.
Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz: "We will be in of control of the envelope around the fence, and the level of terror will drop in the Gaza Strip, as pragmatic forces will rise."
So, which will it be? Peace in our time, or a secret sauce? Time will tell, and by time we mean today.
The two leaders also discussed the possible return of the Palestinian Authority to Gaza, and the issue of whether to disarm Hamas or not.
Since Sunday, there has been only one known arson attack launched from Gaza towards Israel.
"The question of the next round of fighting is not an 'if,' but a 'when.' I am sure that we will do what we must."
The kite caused a power outage and was removed from the high-voltage lines using a crane.
Hamas terrorists are launching dozens of these flying arson attacks every day.
It's not known with whom the UN officials met with during their three-hour visit to the enclave.
"It seems that it was a Salafi organization that does not recognize the authority of Hamas, which launched the [Grad] rocket."
"We've gone through two wars and now we're in this situation. He can't solve the problem, which means that he won't be able to solve it in the future."
Hundreds of protesters blocked the Azrieli junction in Tel Aviv, carrying signs reading "There's a ceasefire but the south is on fire."
The rioters hurled improved explosive devices (IEDs), Molotov cocktails and stones at IDF soldiers. Israel told media there was no agreement on a ceasefire.
"I wonder if the important people who are enclosed in discussion rooms understand how much they are discouraging the public – in all its shades."