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Israel declares ceasefire in Gaza
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Posted on 01/17/2009 1:45:48 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Israel declares ceasefire in Gaza

Israel is to halt its three-week military offensive against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said.

Israel had achieved the aims of its operation, Mr Olmert said, and a unilateral Israeli ceasefire would take effect from 0200 (2400 GMT).

Earlier, a Hamas spokesman said it would fight until its demands were met.

Nearly 1,200 Palestinians have been killed since the violence began on 27 December. Thirteen Israelis have died.

Minutes before Mr Olmert was due to speak, a rocket was fired from Gaza, a BBC producer in Gaza said.

'Goals achieved'

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ceasefire; gaza; globaljihad; hamas; israel; olmert

1 posted on 01/17/2009 1:45:48 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Israel had achieved the aims of its operation, Mr Olmert said

BS. Mashaal is still alive, as is the majority of Hamas' leadership.

2 posted on 01/17/2009 1:48:27 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Sub-Driver

a unilateral cease fire. Yea, that’s worked really well in the past.


3 posted on 01/17/2009 1:50:57 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Sub-Driver
Minutes before Mr Olmert was due to speak, a rocket was fired from Gaza

Cue the muted laughing coronet sound effect: "wah, wah, wah, WAAAAAAH!"

4 posted on 01/17/2009 1:51:07 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: All

The Israel thread with updates here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2166543/posts


5 posted on 01/17/2009 1:52:17 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Sub-Driver
["...a Hamas spokesman said it would fight until its demands were met."]

I guess the cease fire will be over then.

6 posted on 01/17/2009 1:53:07 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The committed will surely dominate the complacent.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Looks like the international tantrum had the desired effect.

["...a Hamas spokesman said it would fight until its demands were met."]

I guess the cease fire will be over then?

7 posted on 01/17/2009 1:55:38 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The committed will surely dominate the complacent.)
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To: Sub-Driver

for every rocket , or group of launches , that Hamas continues to make , the IAF should target the approximate launch site
with their largest munitions and just level the area .
They also need to tidy up the matter of the surviving Hamas leadership . These chaps should be meeting with unfortunate
accidents wherever they are to be found . No ROE’s


8 posted on 01/17/2009 1:56:09 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Sub-Driver
"Nearly 1,200 Palestinians have been killed"

"Thirteen Israelis have died"

BBC scum would prefer EQUALITY you see. They want MORE Jews dead.
9 posted on 01/17/2009 1:59:32 PM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: Sub-Driver

Israel defeats herself again.


10 posted on 01/17/2009 2:00:05 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: freeangel

Could be they ran out of viable targets. That is, unless they attack Syria where the rest of the Hamas leadership is staying.


11 posted on 01/17/2009 2:09:18 PM PST by neocon1984
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To: neocon1984

“Could be they ran out of viable targets.”

That is a possibility. They need to send a hit team into Syria to take out Mashaal, though.


12 posted on 01/17/2009 2:16:27 PM PST by ScottinVA (All I needed to know about islam I learned on 9-11.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And how long with this last until Hamas or one of other Israel’s enemies attack Israel again ???


13 posted on 01/17/2009 2:17:00 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, that’s too bad.


14 posted on 01/17/2009 2:17:36 PM PST by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: Sub-Driver
Israel declares Cease fire surrender.

There. Fixed it.

15 posted on 01/17/2009 2:18:45 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Pretending the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in suspension.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

There should be 10,000 Palestinian casualties for every Israeli casualty. That would create peace real fast.


16 posted on 01/17/2009 2:37:35 PM PST by DeepThought42
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To: ScottinVA

As far as I am concerned, every Palestinian in Gaza is viable target, as they are all Hamas supporters. Twelve hundred out of a population of 1.3 million? Israel has barely started and they are quitting. Please.


17 posted on 01/17/2009 2:37:36 PM PST by DeepThought42
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To: Sub-Driver

just in time for Obama. How predictable and sad.


18 posted on 01/17/2009 3:06:11 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: DeepThought42

“As far as I am concerned, every Palestinian in Gaza is viable target, as they are all Hamas supporters. Twelve hundred out of a population of 1.3 million? Israel has barely started and they are quitting. Please.”

Personally. I agree. The IDF should’ve turned all of gaza into rubble and killed many thousands more. I wish Netanyahu were the PM. Ohlmert is way to soft on terror.


19 posted on 01/17/2009 3:07:32 PM PST by ScottinVA (All I needed to know about islam I learned on 9-11.)
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To: Sub-Driver; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; rmlew; dennisw; firebrand; juliej; pabianice; OldFriend; ...

Ping!

Kind of thought this would happen about now. Unmentioned in the Israeli cabinet statement, of course, is the “800 pound gorilla in the room”: the coming annointment of “Osama” Obama.


20 posted on 01/17/2009 3:13:36 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
the coming annointment of “Osama” Obama.

EXACTLY!!!

21 posted on 01/17/2009 3:19:03 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I *LOVE* my Attitude Problem - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: justiceseeker93; andy58-in-nh; samtheman; TXRed; freekitty; celtic gal

Israel knows who her enemies are. Those that sell out Israel will answer to God.


22 posted on 01/17/2009 3:45:14 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: justiceseeker93
My rabbi talked about hoping for a ceasefire as an aside to his remarks today. Afterward I asked him he thought it would have been a good idea to have had a ceasefire after Stalingrad.

ML/NJ

23 posted on 01/17/2009 3:53:26 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: neocon1984

I agree.

Besides it’s the Israeli’s business. American’s like to tell others how to dso their business.


24 posted on 01/17/2009 3:58:23 PM PST by texican01
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25 posted on 01/17/2009 4:37:11 PM PST by SJackson (The American people are wise in wanting change, 2 terms is plenty, Condi Rice)
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To: ScottinVA

Maybe Mossad will finish the work in a real quiet non-public kind of way.


26 posted on 01/17/2009 6:05:30 PM PST by SisterK (UN Headquarters should relocate to Iran)
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To: Sub-Driver

/mark


27 posted on 01/17/2009 6:08:13 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Egypt will on Sunday host a summit, attended by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, the UN chief and several EU leaders, aimed at securing a permanent truce.”

Wondering if Israel might be included in such a Summit? Perhaps Israel might have something to add to the discussion.


28 posted on 01/17/2009 6:20:48 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will, they ALL have Fairies livin' in their Trees.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
hey, calm down.... it's a "cease-fire". Not a "truce".

Just like when you go to the rifle range. All the targets have been hit, you need to put up new targets and reload.

You call out "cease fire !!"

Once your targets are up and your up and loaded..... "Clear on the right, Clear on the Left... Clear on the firing line.... commence firing"...

More Hamas ground beef. I still want the video of the Hamas "leader" who had his head fly out the window of his house after it was hit. PRICELESS!

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29 posted on 01/17/2009 7:30:24 PM PST by erman
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


30 posted on 01/17/2009 9:22:28 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Sub-Driver

Hamas’ attitude is all wrong. They are giving Israel a week to leave, when they should be surrendering.

Without regime change in Gaza, a cease-fire is worthless. Israel should take over Gaza.


31 posted on 01/18/2009 6:21:25 AM PST by Tax Government
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To: Sub-Driver
Israel needs to stop pussyfooting around and actual go to war to win

Cut off electricity, food, water, any type of aid or supplies going over or under the wall. Jam transmissions. Cut off the city completely

Starve the people until they hate Hamas and kill them in the streets and are willing to live in peace or perish.

Yes, it's brutal and medieval, but ever time Israel backs off they lose incrementally

32 posted on 01/18/2009 6:46:19 AM PST by Popman (Luca Brasi sleeps with da sea kittens...)
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ..

Thanks justiceseeker93.


33 posted on 01/18/2009 5:10:58 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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