No, there isn’t one as I write this. But within the last few weeks, Hamas
offered a ten-year
truce covering the whole region and (separately it seems) a
truce covering just Gaza. The next story after that’s headline is
“Girl killed in
fresh Gaza clashes”, sigh. Seems to me it might be worth a try.
[Update: I got a couple of horrid racist comments, which I responded to, but then lost somehow. I’ll have to get in and clean up the comment status by hand; sorry.]
You don’t have to like Hamas to think this. Let’s stipulate that Hamas is full of medievalist religious crazies on the one hand, and old-fashioned Jew-haters on the other. Let’s acknowledge that they refuse to back away from their theoretical goal of wiping out Israel. (Let’s also acknowledge that the ugliness is not entirely one-sided.) But still, why wouldn’t you publicly accept the truce offer, if only (especially if you think they’ll break it) for public-relations reasons?
There are some not-entirely-insane reasons why one might want to blow off a truce offer; they’re addressed intelligently in a Ha’aretz editorial Instead of doing nothing. But still, a truce... after all, the alternative isn’t working.