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Hamas wants end to blockade in cease-fire talks, official says [Barf Alert]
CNN ^ | Sun November 18, 2012 | Frederick Pleitgen, Sara Sidner and Kareem Khadder

Posted on 11/18/2012 7:23:50 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

(CNN) -- Hamas wants an end to Israel's long blockade of Gaza and raids on the territory in any cease-fire that might put a stop to five days of weaponry plummeting from the sky, a top Palestinian official said Sunday.

Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that has ruled Gaza since 2007, said an Israeli airstrike killed a family of 10 on Sunday. Israel, meanwhile, said Hamas had fired nearly 150 rockets into Israel in a single day, and that the strike was aimed at killing one of the leaders of the militant group's rocket corps -- but Israel was unsure whether he was among the dead.

It was the latest violence in what has become a daily nightmare for millions in the region, one that puts Gaza's 1.7 million residents and millions of Israelis in harm's way. But an Israeli special envoy was in Egypt for cease-fire talks late Sunday, the Egyptian government said, and a stream of Arab League, U.N. and European diplomats were darting in and out of the region on similar errands.

Nabil Sha'ath, a senior Palestinian negotiator, said Hamas is demanding an end to "the harassment and draconian siege of Gaza that prevents anything from coming in or going out, so that there will be a normal life for the people of Gaza." The territory has been under a crippling economic embargo since Hamas won control of the territory from the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority, which controls the West Bank.

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21 posted on 11/18/2012 8:44:44 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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an Israeli airstrike killed a family of 10 on Sunday...

Have smaller families and that won't happen!

[and i don't believe CNN for a second]

22 posted on 11/18/2012 9:42:59 PM PST by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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In fairness to CNN, that sort of thing can happen when you use your family as human shields.


23 posted on 11/18/2012 10:10:19 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I went to a RJC event where a prominent Jewish Republican said in order for the Israelis to win the information war, they need to retrofit drones with cameras so peop,e could see video of exactly why they were shooting at some targets.

It would open a lot of eyes.


24 posted on 11/19/2012 12:10:48 AM PST by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

CNN supports Hitler. Who knew? (everyone).


25 posted on 11/19/2012 3:43:33 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that has ruled Gaza since 2007, said an Israeli airstrike killed a family of 10 on Sunday. ,AWWWWW They forgot all the fuzzy little puppies and kitties that the evil JOOOOOOOOOOS killed when the bombs fell.


26 posted on 11/19/2012 5:04:10 AM PST by contrarian (AmeriKa this is just SO WRONG)
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If they demand a resumption of imports, let them import electrical switch gear and distribution systems. Let them import sewer and water plants. Let them import road and bridge building equipment. Let them import hospital supplies and equipment.

Let them replace all that has been destroyed except the lives of the leaders taking them down the path of destruction.


27 posted on 11/19/2012 5:13:10 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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I was just saying that if the palees does want to have terrorist families (ie, families living next to rocket launch sites) whacked of a certain size, they’ll need to outlaw that size family. Of course, other family sizes are still at risk...


28 posted on 11/19/2012 5:29:21 AM PST by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that has ruled Gaza since 2007, said an Israeli airstrike killed a family of 10 on Sunday

They SAY a lot of things, most of them provably false, frequently absurdly so.

29 posted on 11/19/2012 6:01:53 AM PST by montag813
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To: Bobalu
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30 posted on 11/19/2012 10:26:52 AM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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