Skip to comments.Gaza truce agreed, Hamas says, to take effect in hours
Posted on 11/20/2012 9:08:09 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Gaza truce agreed, Hamas says, to take effect in hours
By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller | Reuters 30 mins ago
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire in the Gaza conflict will go into effect later on Tuesday, a Hamas official said.
There was no immediate Israeli comment. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said earlier he was open to a long-term deal to halt Palestinian rocket attacks on his country.
"An agreement for calm has been reached. It will be declared at 9 o'clock (1900 GMT) and go into effect at midnight (2200 GMT)," Hamas official Ayman Taha told Reuters from Cairo, where efforts have been under way to end seven days of hostilities.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was heading to the region from Asia and was expected in Jerusalem late on Tuesday for talks with Netanyahu on Wednesday.
Earlier, Egypt's state media quoted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi as announcing "that the farce of Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip will end on Tuesday"
Mursi said, according to the reports, that "efforts to conclude a truce between the Palestinian and Israeli sides will produce positive results in the next few hours".
Amid international efforts mounted to stop the fighting and avert a possible Israeli ground invasion of the densely populated Gaza Strip, Israel pressed on with air strikes and Palestinian rockets flashed across the border on Tuesday.
"No country would tolerate rocket attacks against its cities and against its civilians. Israel cannot tolerate such attacks," Netanyahu said with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who arrived in Jerusalem from talks in Cairo, at his side.
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Any bets on how long this will last? Muzzies have no self-control.
Translation: We need to reload.
oh bullshit, more time for the camel jockey ragheads to move their rockets elsewhere between schools, homes and hospitals...
how many times are they going to fall for this old trick???
Of course, the cessation will last just long enough for both sides to cash the checks the American taxpayer will send them.
This will last until the ship from Iran comes in.
I’ll give them half a day, tops.
Exactly. Hamas is low on military stockpiles and needs to buy some time until the supplies arrive from Iran.
Officials in Israel Tuesday night are now reporting that claims that Israel has agreed to a ceasefire are false.
Muslim Five Step Plan:
1 - Bomb Israelis with rockets until they begin to retaliate
2 - When the Israelis strike back claim they are using inappropriate force to kill innocent women and children
3 - When stockpiles of rockets and bombs run low agree to a cease fire
4 - Restock bombs and rockets during the cease fire
5 - Go to Step 1 and repeat.
Hamas got the bribe from the GCC delivered by the Emir of Qatar and agreed to their message delivered by their messenger Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi
Must be a bad day to bleed. What I read made it sound like they’d only fired 10% of their fireworks. They did get Egypt and Turkey to move their way a bit more. Was that the goal? It will be interesting to see what happens once Iran gets the bomb, and they will. It’s too bad the Lord had to put the chosen people right in the middle of a pile of crap. Otherwise, the Shiites and Sunnis would be so busy killing themselves they wouldn’t have time for us.
Will restart once Clinton leaves.
I wonder how many $millions this “truce” cost the US??
It won’t last very long,and I’m wondering what contrived
“incident” will be sufficient to re-boot it from the Pali
side of the equation, and start more attacks.
There have been cease-fires before,and “hostilities” have
EITHER WAY, expect this “cease-fire” to be played to the hilt as a great triumph for the Obama Administration.
How long before the obamanation of desolation arrives?