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Takiyya: Hamas offers to renew truce with Israel
Yahoo News ^ | June 16 2006 | IBRAHIM BARZAK,

Posted on 06/15/2006 12:23:09 PM PDT by Alama

The Hamas-led government offered Thursday to restore a cease-fire with Israel, several days after calling off the truce to protest a deadly explosion on a Gaza beach, but said the calm would depend on Israel's response. ADVERTISEMENT

Hamas said it is ready to put pressure on other militant groups to halt rocket fire against Israel. The rocket attacks have drawn tough Israeli reprisals and raised the possibility of a broader conflict.

"This is very clear for us. We are interested to keep the situation and quiet, especially in the Gaza Strip," said government spokesman Ghazi Hamad. "We have contacts with the Palestinian factions. We are ready to do it, but (only) if the Israeli side has a strong intention to respond positively to the call ... to stop their aggression."

Israel welcomed the gesture. "If it is quiet, we will answer that with quiet," said Mark Regev, spokesman for Israel's Foreign Ministry.

The Hamas announcement came shortly after the Palestinian information minister arrived in Gaza with $2 million in his luggage, the second straight day a senior Hamas official has hand-delivered money to the cash-strapped government....


TOPICS: Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hamas; israel; truce
I guess they are running out of munition?
1 posted on 06/15/2006 12:23:13 PM PDT by Alama
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To: Alama

I guess they crunched the numbers a second time and came to a different conclusion.


2 posted on 06/15/2006 12:24:17 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: Alama

TRANSLATION: "We'll go to the corner for a time-out if you give us free money."


3 posted on 06/15/2006 12:24:41 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Alama

The new supply of missles is late arriving.


4 posted on 06/15/2006 12:26:34 PM PDT by SamAdams_Lite
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To: Alama

I guess when the Israeli defense minister said he was going to start knocking off Hamas' political leaders, they believed him. I would too.


5 posted on 06/15/2006 12:26:44 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Alama

It takes time to get those additional weapons out of the Egyptian tunnels.


6 posted on 06/15/2006 12:26:53 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Alama

What is the point of a truce at this point? Isreal's position should be: "recognize our right to exist as a nation or die."


7 posted on 06/15/2006 12:28:09 PM PDT by Maceman (This is America. Why must we press "1" for English?)
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To: Alama

Hudna!


8 posted on 06/15/2006 12:32:16 PM PDT by Dark Skies
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To: pissant

Their leaders are much easier targets now. They cannot hide among the civilians.


9 posted on 06/15/2006 12:33:48 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: dhs12345

Israel has them by the balls. I'm thinking having Hamas elected was the best thing for the potential for a peace. LOL


10 posted on 06/15/2006 12:34:56 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Alama

I think it would be a shame to close hunting season early!


11 posted on 06/15/2006 12:35:19 PM PDT by MainFrame65
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If this was Ultimate Fighting, HAMAS would have just 'tapped out' and lost by submission.

What happened to the volcanoes and earthquakes of rage? What? I spend good money on gourmet popcorn and these jokers tap out in the first 30 seconds of round one??!

12 posted on 06/15/2006 12:43:06 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: AmericaUnited

Worse than the 35 bucks I paid to see Gracie get creamed in 2 minutes.


13 posted on 06/15/2006 12:44:45 PM PDT by pissant
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Sharon was a genius. Wall them off. Make them show their true colors (election of hamas) and then treat them as an independent state when they act like asses.


14 posted on 06/15/2006 12:48:07 PM PDT by ChinaThreat (s)
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To: Alama

Hamas not only is made up of murderers but they seriously lack credibility. Surely no one's going to believe Hamas?


15 posted on 06/15/2006 12:51:03 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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Worse than the 35 bucks I paid to see Gracie get creamed in 2 minutes.

I went to their site and saw that Hooters had it for free. It was so crowded that you were never pested to buy drinks or anything. Free is best!

16 posted on 06/15/2006 1:00:10 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: AmericaUnited

Especially if you are surrounded by hooters girls.


17 posted on 06/15/2006 1:01:32 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Agreed. Who would have guessed it.


18 posted on 06/15/2006 1:07:47 PM PDT by dhs12345
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I did, just for the record. LOL


19 posted on 06/15/2006 1:54:00 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Dark Skies

Damn straight it's a hudna.

A hudna [also known as a hudibiyya or khudaibiya] is a tactical cease-fire that allows the Arabs to rebuild their infrastructure in order to be more effective when the "cease-fire" is called off." A hudna is not a truce.


20 posted on 06/15/2006 2:50:40 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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""If it is quiet, we will answer that with quiet,"

That's too complicated. The Jew haters in the UN can't undertand that either. No doubt this is another "Hudna". We've all seen this over and over again. The UN will give them a bunch of money again, re fill their munitions, then they will start something again, which will be ignored by Jew hating media, except for Israel's response to it.

21 posted on 06/16/2006 5:31:42 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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