Skip to comments.Israel declares ceasefire in Gaza
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.
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BS. Mashaal is still alive, as is the majority of Hamas' leadership.
a unilateral cease fire. Yea, that’s worked really well in the past.
Cue the muted laughing coronet sound effect: "wah, wah, wah, WAAAAAAH!"
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I guess the cease fire will be over then.
["...a Hamas spokesman said it would fight until its demands were met."]
I guess the cease fire will be over then?
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
Israel defeats herself again.
Could be they ran out of viable targets. That is, unless they attack Syria where the rest of the Hamas leadership is staying.
“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.
And how long with this last until Hamas or one of other Israel’s enemies attack Israel again ???
Well, that’s too bad.
There. Fixed it.
There should be 10,000 Palestinian casualties for every Israeli casualty. That would create peace real fast.
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.
just in time for Obama. How predictable and sad.
“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.
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.
Israel knows who her enemies are. Those that sell out Israel will answer to God.
Besides it’s the Israeli’s business. American’s like to tell others how to dso their business.
Maybe Mossad will finish the work in a real quiet non-public kind of way.
“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.
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!
Thanks for the ping!
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.
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
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