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Hamas offers Israel year-long truce
Associated Press via Live News Australia News Blog ^ | 01/26/2009

Posted on 01/25/2009 2:35:55 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan

Hamas officials in Cairo have proposed a year-long truce with Israel and an opening of the crossings into the Gaza Strip, in the latest round of diplomatic meetings to build on a fragile ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas official Ayman Taha told reporters in Cairo on Sunday that his delegation was briefed by the Egyptians on an Israeli proposal for a year-and-a-half long truce with only partial opening of the border, which they rejected.

Instead, Taha says the group made a counter offer of a year with open borders, which they now must discuss with their leadership in Damascus.

(Excerpt) Read more at livenews.com.au ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhomiddleeast; ceasefire; hamas; israel; terrorism; truce

1 posted on 01/25/2009 2:35:55 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Guess Hamas figures it’ll take about a year to get all the long(er) range rockets in place and ready to fire.


2 posted on 01/25/2009 2:38:36 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: BuckeyeTexan

“year-long”—Hamas must be low on ammunition and tunnels. Just like before, that’s just enough time to replenish.


3 posted on 01/25/2009 2:39:07 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

If Hamas are offering a truce it can only be because they have something sneaky in mind. They probably need a year to regroup after the bare-assed caning Israel has just given ‘em.

Don’t trust ‘em, Israel! Give them a truce only once you’ve finished whupping them, and even then do it on your terms, not theirs!

When you’ve got your enemy by the throat, don’t stop squeezing until his eyeballs pop out...


4 posted on 01/25/2009 2:39:07 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Ah truces. The war equivalent of a timeout in basketball meaning one side is getting their a$$es kicked.


5 posted on 01/25/2009 2:40:54 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: BuckeyeTexan

A good old fashioned smacking always works. But what happens after a year ?


6 posted on 01/25/2009 2:41:06 PM PST by libh8er
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To: BuckeyeTexan

So at 186,000 miles per second that’s one very long truc- maybe a Chevy with an extra long bed?


7 posted on 01/25/2009 2:42:47 PM PST by Rockitz (NObama 2008- Strange we ain't believin')
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To: Rockitz

Probably a crew cab too. :)


8 posted on 01/25/2009 2:51:16 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Israel — No! You know more than anyone a “truce” with muslims is only offered when it’s to their benefit.


9 posted on 01/25/2009 2:52:03 PM PST by ScottinVA (Make my world PURRRFECT, Lord Obama!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Go scratch Hamas!


10 posted on 01/25/2009 2:55:00 PM PST by Arpege92 (If you don't stand behind our troops...please feel free to stand in front of them!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Well at least we know how much damage we did to Hamas.


11 posted on 01/25/2009 2:56:21 PM PST by ventanax5
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To: BuckeyeTexan

This tahadiyeh is really just another hudna. Beware.


12 posted on 01/25/2009 2:56:47 PM PST by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: BuckeyeTexan; All
"Hamas offers Israel year-long truce..."

..as the "Peanut-Brain" ex-president and his "choir" sing:


13 posted on 01/25/2009 2:59:39 PM PST by musicman (Until I see a REAL C.O.L.B. BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ventanax5
Well at least we know how much damage we did to Hamas.

Yup, only a year's worth so far. Need to keep up until they ask for a 10 year truce, at the least.

14 posted on 01/25/2009 3:04:02 PM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Just a short but quiet Hudna to help keep Netanyahu from winning the elections....soon as Netanyahu loses, the Hudna ends.


15 posted on 01/25/2009 3:10:11 PM PST by Bobalu (McCain has been proven to be the rino flop I always thought he was.)
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To: musicman

Priceless. Thanks.


16 posted on 01/25/2009 3:22:10 PM PST by DoughtyOne (D1: Home of the golden tag line: 01/22/09 Obama hands the hope of the unborn to terrorists.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
year-long

Yeah. Is that in dog's years or gnat's years?

17 posted on 01/25/2009 3:23:43 PM PST by batter (Wolverines!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Hamas offers Israel year-long truc

Is that a pre-broken TRUCE?

18 posted on 01/25/2009 3:31:02 PM PST by arthurus ( H.L. Mencken said, "Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.")
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To: DieHard the Hunter
Israel is finished with Gaza for the time being while Israel checks to see if the Gaza acton has enhanced Livni and her party’s electoral prospects and while Hussein O'Bama’s attitude is studied and judged.
19 posted on 01/25/2009 3:33:28 PM PST by arthurus ( H.L. Mencken said, "Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.")
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To: BuckeyeTexan
"a year-long truce with Israel and an opening of the crossings into the Gaza Strip"

HA, that's what the jihad-scum call "resupply"

Alas, the new envoy George Mitchell and the Obama admin. will consider this a perfectly reasonable proposal and will push hard for it.

Here's my proposal: seal up Gaza tighter than a drum and the border crossings will never be re-opened until Hamas disarms and dis members itself completely, invites comprehensive Israeli inspections/destruction of tunnels, bunkers, arms stashes etc.

20 posted on 01/25/2009 3:40:46 PM PST by Enchante (What the Demagogues Call "bi-partisanship" is RINO Grovelling)
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To: arthurus

pre-broken? Nope. Truncated.

Hahahahaha. :)


21 posted on 01/25/2009 3:41:15 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; justiceseeker93; ..
Hamas official Ayman Taha told reporters in Cairo on Sunday that his delegation was briefed by the Egyptians on an Israeli proposal for a year-and-a-half long truce with only partial opening of the border, which they rejected. Instead, Taha says the group made a counter offer of a year with open borders, which they now must discuss with their leadership in Damascus.
When they get to the meeting, be sure to nuke Damascus.
22 posted on 01/25/2009 3:45:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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23 posted on 01/25/2009 3:54:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

They must really be low on ammunition.


24 posted on 01/25/2009 4:01:53 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The committed will surely dominate the complacent.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Tru(n)cated.


25 posted on 01/25/2009 4:29:33 PM PST by arthurus ( H.L. Mencken said, "Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.")
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To: SunkenCiv
"a counter offer of a year with open borders"

Sure, Hamas suffers a bit of a whoopin' so Israel should just open the borders wide and allow all arms smuggling and terrorist transit to occur, so that Hamas can be re-supplied and made ready for next time. That sounds like just the sort of proposal that Mitchell/Obama/Hillary will go for.....

26 posted on 01/25/2009 4:33:32 PM PST by Enchante (What the Demagogues Call "bi-partisanship" is RINO Grovelling)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Hudna


27 posted on 01/25/2009 5:25:33 PM PST 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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To: libh8er

Hamas will then be fully rearmed by Iran with missiles that can hit Tel Aviv. And when the missiles start falling on Tel Aviv, Obama will call for “dialogue” about it.


28 posted on 01/25/2009 5:37:41 PM PST 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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To: BuckeyeTexan

How do you spell Bullsh^t in Arabic?


29 posted on 01/25/2009 5:40:34 PM PST by Karliner (Things are more like they are now than they have ever been before. DDE)
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To: Enchante

A counter offer of a return to the previous status quo — which means Israel’s answer will be “no”. And the stupid recent statement from one of the 3000 corrupt princes of Saudi Arabia — that the phony offer of peace with and full recognition of Israel made in 2002 won’t be on the table forever — will get an unofficial “so what?” :’)


30 posted on 01/25/2009 6:29:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Karliner
How do you spell Bullsh^t in Arabic?

H-A-M-A-S... (Couldn't resist...)

the infowarrior

31 posted on 01/25/2009 6:30:34 PM PST by infowarrior
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To: infowarrior

Good one.:^))


32 posted on 01/25/2009 8:46:40 PM PST by Karliner (Things are more like they are now than they have ever been before. DDE)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Please Israel, give us a years truce while we arm up,
and we promise to wait at least a week before we start firing area missiles at your civilian population....


33 posted on 01/25/2009 8:58:10 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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