Israel is seeing a wave of terrorism in which close to 20 people have been murdered in various terror attacks.
There have been growing talks in Israeli media that Israel may assassinate Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar following the Elad terror attack.
Abbas faced criticism from Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar on Saturday for remaining in the coalition.
United Nations and Egyptian mediators have reportedly told Hamas that the issue of rebuilding the Gaza Strip should be linked to a prisoner exchange agreement with Israel.
Sinwar boasted that the last round of bloodshed with Israel represented only “a small battle,” and that the next war will be more significant. There is no pretense of a move to peace.
The Hamas leader said that "in the coming days we will be witnessing a dialogue in Cairo with the aim of reaching agreements on the issues at hand."
“We are ready for the great battle, if the enemy commits a great folly in Jerusalem and the holy sites," Sinwar said in his first speech since Operation Guardian of the Walls.
The IDF believes that following the blow to Hamas' defense array (the Metro) it will be able to carry out targeted and accurate attacks on terrorist targets and infrastructure in Gaza when necessary.