Umm.. Arik? Could you look less excited?
On the other hand, he certainly sounds pleased: "Today, in my meeting with Chairman Abbas, we agreed that all Palestinians will stop all acts of violence against all Israelis everywhere, and, at the same time, Israel will cease all its military activity against all Palestinians everywhere."
[You can read about the truce and decide for yourself whether Arik is just a glass-half-empty sort of guy inHaAretz.]
Israelly Cool sheds some light on Arik's expression with this quotation from "the Hamas representative in Lebanon" (I wonder what his office looks like):
The Hamas representative in Lebanon said shortly after the summit that his group will not be bound by the cease-fire declarations.
"The talk about what the leader of the Palestinian Authority called a cessation of acts of violence is not binding on the resistance because this is a unilateral stand and was not the result of the outcome of an intra-Palestinian dialogue as has been agreed previously," Hamdan told The Associated Press.