Israeli settlers in Ariel are worried about the future. Fatah says settlements deepen the occupation. Five Palestinians are injured in Israeli air strikes on Gaza. A Palestinian citizen of Israel is shot dead near a West Bank settlement. Pres. Peres tells Pres. Abbas that PM Netanyahu is a partner in peace. Ha'aretz says Israel must emerge from the stigma of being an “occupation state.” Shulamit Aloni says a threat of real fascism is emerging in Israel. Hamas may introduce conscription in Gaza. Israeli settlers mobilize against the negotiations, and are certain they will fail.

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