Hamas says it’s suspending suicide bombings and mortar attacks against targets inside Israel. Israel’s government has dismissed the announcement, saying that it’s a “ploy” and a “tactical move.” If Hamas goes through with the suspension, does it really matter what their motivation is as long as the suicide bombings stop? Obviously it would be better if they suddenly decided that suicide bombings are an atrocity and should never be used, but the first step toward stopping for good is stopping for now. I have no idea whether Hamas will really follow through, but I hope that they do. I think that Israel’s response has been counterproductive.