Skip to comments.Hamas Says It's Reached Cease-Fire With Israel
Posted on 06/17/2008 11:00:59 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza's Hamas rulers on Tuesday said they have reached a long-awaited cease-fire with Israel meant to end months of Palestinian assaults on Israeli border towns and bruising Israeli retaliation.
The announcement came shortly after Egypt, which has been trying to broker the truce for months, said the cease-fire would go into effect on Thursday. Israel refused to confirm a deal, but said a "new reality" would take hold if Palestinian attacks end.
In a last-minute jolt, Israeli aircraft attacked three targets in the southern Gaza Strip. One of the airstrikes destroyed a car, killing six militants inside.
A large crowd gathered around the car's smoldering remains, and a puddle of blood was visible on the asphalt. Gaza militants then fired four mortar shells at Israel, the first of the day, the military said. No one was hurt.
Hamas officials accused Israel of trying to undermine the truce, but said they would not let the violence derail the Egyptian efforts.
"We are going to commit ourselves to the start time that Egypt is going to declare regarding the calm," said Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri. However, the group's television station said the movement would respond to "any Zionist aggression," underscoring the delicate situation.
Egypt's powerful intelligence chief, Omar Suleiman, has been meeting separately with Israeli and Hamas officials for months in hopes of brokering a truce.
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The next suicide bomber will blow up in.....
The truce started before or after the car swarm?
Translation: "We've run out of ammo and need time to resupply."
Oh, does Hamas need a time-out so they can stockpile more weapons?
I assume that Gilad Shalit is not available for comment?
Right on target. By next week they’ll have relaoaded and be demanding new concessions.
A new reality will take hold when all the leaders of Hamas, the ones who run a Mideast protection racket and send other people to their "suicide bomber" deathselected politicians includedtake a round between the eyes.
And a new attitude would take hold, to go with the new reality.
Translation: Hamas has finally realized there is more to be gained by first getting nationhood, then arming to the teeth and attacking Israel from the cover of being a legitimate recognized world nation.
Israel’s take: Peace in our time. (fools)
Olmert will not be the death of Israel, but he will be a deathly pain until he is gone. And his legacy will pay dividends until the end of time if the Palestinian state comes into being on his watch.
I wish it would work for a change. I saw the movie Don’t mess with the Zohan” over the weekend. Not the best movie but the funniest parts were the jews and arabs living in new york making fun of the hatred that still exits in the middle east.
Did they run out of ammo?
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