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PA official: Hamas desperate for ceasefire
Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/14/2014 | By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

Posted on 07/14/2014 12:57:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Islamic Jihad leader says group would agree to truce with Israel if "aggression" on Gaza stops, border crossings reopened; official in Ramallah says Hamas has appeal to Qatar, Egypt and Turkey to help reach deal.

The Palestinian Authority said Monday that the countdown for reaching a new ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has begun.

“Hamas is desperate for a ceasefire,” a Palestinian official in Ramallah said. “They have appealed to Qatar, Egypt and Turkey to help in reaching a new truce with Israel.”

The official claimed that Hamas has been under heavy pressure from Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, who have “paid an unusually heavy price” during the fighting.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad officials reiterated their readiness to reach an agreement that would end the current fighting with Israel.

Islamic Jihad leader Ramadan Shalah said that his organization would agree to a new truce with Israel if the “aggression” on the Gaza Strip stopped and the border crossings are reopened.

(Excerpt) Read more at jpost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ceasefire; hamas; israel; stih

1 posted on 07/14/2014 12:57:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“Hamas is desperate for a ceasefire... so they can resupply and reload.”


2 posted on 07/14/2014 12:58:57 PM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So... What are they willing give for a truce?


3 posted on 07/14/2014 12:59:37 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Common Sense 101

Fool me once...


4 posted on 07/14/2014 1:00:03 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Common Sense 101

They should keep up the pressure until the Palestinians make Hamas leave Gaza.


5 posted on 07/14/2014 1:01:09 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Same song, same verse, again and again.

Rocket, rocket, rocket.
Bombing.
Oh no, the mighty Zionists are killing us all.
Rearm, rearm, rearm.
Rocket, rocket, rocket.
Bombing.
Oh no, the mighty Zionists are killing us all.
Repeat.


6 posted on 07/14/2014 1:01:09 PM PDT by lurk
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To: SeekAndFind

Well ,stop your bread cart guys


7 posted on 07/14/2014 1:01:34 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hamas is desperate for a cease fire so it can re-arm and get more bombs and missiles to kill innocent Jews and Christians.

Hum.... what to do?

idea... let’s see how desperate they are for a cease fire in another 8 or 9 months...


8 posted on 07/14/2014 1:02:03 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: SeekAndFind

They are desperate because Israel is eliminating all of Hamas’ rockets and offensive capabilities. THey want a ceasefire so as not to lose everything.

In other words, Israel needs to completely clean out the rat’s nest.


9 posted on 07/14/2014 1:02:45 PM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: SeekAndFind
PA official: Hamas desperate for ceasefire, want more cake and to stay up late
10 posted on 07/14/2014 1:02:48 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SeekAndFind

The populace is happy when Jews are being harassed and killed, according to surveys. Now that the shoe is on the other foot... it’s “Hudna time!”


11 posted on 07/14/2014 1:04:37 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SeekAndFind

They are giving the Israeli’s good direction. The IDF needs to keep going.

Who knows, they may catch a couple of “jihadl’s,” practicing “anal jihad!” Or as the Brits would say “buggering each other.”


12 posted on 07/14/2014 1:05:21 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: SeekAndFind

They started it, they don’t get to decide when it is over.

Israel needs to take out the whole Palestinian Authority IMO (it’s run by Hamas)


13 posted on 07/14/2014 1:05:43 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: SeekAndFind

Israel got desperate for the Hamas to cease fire of rockets daily but got no relief. Enjoy the well deserved invasion you ass hams of mad Moham.


14 posted on 07/14/2014 1:06:43 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Common Sense 101

Exactly. How many times do they have to play that game before the State Department figures it out?


15 posted on 07/14/2014 1:06:46 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Common Sense 101
“Hamas is desperate for a ceasefire... so they can resupply and reload.”

Seems to me that when the enemy is desperate for a cease fire, that's the point where you increase your attacks until they are ready to agree to an unconditional surrender.

16 posted on 07/14/2014 1:06:57 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m skeptical. This is a great opportunity to raise funds among the ummah. The appeal can be summed up as follows: “Donate today - help save the faithful in Palestine from the evil Jew”. Hamas gets most of the benefit, whereas ordinary Palestinians suffer most of the hits. What’s not to like? Hamas will try to prolong this up to the point that it encounters donor fatigue. Once the flow of new cash peters out, Hamas will come to the negotiating table and demand, as a condition of peace, billions in reconstruction cash from the West. We’ve seen it before, and we’ll see it again. Short of the medieval strategy (convert or die and/or jizya) that won Islam most of its present territorial extent, it’s very hard to win a conquered people over.


17 posted on 07/14/2014 1:07:39 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I don’t know why Israel would ever open its border. Let the Palis build their own infrastructure and create their own jobs.


18 posted on 07/14/2014 1:07:59 PM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: Obadiah

THey want a ceasefire so as not to lose everything.
Why doesn’t Hamas ask ISIS for help oh, that’s right ISIS wants to kill them too. Darn muslims


19 posted on 07/14/2014 1:10:03 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: SeekAndFind
Hamas is desperate for a ceasefire

It ain't rocket science.

20 posted on 07/14/2014 1:10:52 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hamas wants to reload that is why they want a “Ceasefire” so they can get more goodies from Iran and Syria..F them..Israel..FINISH THEM OFF!!! Meanwhile, Lebanon is firing rockets into Israel too..seems all of Israel’s enemies want in on the action


21 posted on 07/14/2014 1:10:54 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: angry elephant
I don’t know why Israel would ever open its border.

If I recall a-right, they semi-opened it for workers, but too many turned out to be terrorists, working for a while, and then going postal. So, they had to close it.

22 posted on 07/14/2014 1:14:03 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SeekAndFind

All I can think of is: If you’re getting stuck in a hole, stop digging is the first thing you do.

If you want Israel to stop, simply stop firing rockets at them.


23 posted on 07/14/2014 1:14:56 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: SeekAndFind

I think Israel might need two, or four weeks to mull that one over.

In the mean time......


24 posted on 07/14/2014 1:18:47 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Common Sense 101

Hamas can stop shooting anytime. Even a unilateral cease-fire immediately cuts the violence.


25 posted on 07/14/2014 1:36:52 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: Common Sense 101

Classic tactic discussed in the Koran, to surrender and retreat to resupply and regroup is an honorable thing. At least that is what the Koran says.


26 posted on 07/14/2014 1:40:31 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So Hamas tried an ineffective cheap shot against Israel, then when Israel gives it a black eye, it starts squealing like a stuck pig.

Not a whole lot of sympathy here. We can but only hope that Israel really flattens them up so much that there is little left but dog food.


27 posted on 07/14/2014 1:47:39 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: SeekAndFind

All I can think of is: If you’re getting stuck in a hole, stop digging is the first thing you do.

If you want Israel to stop, simply stop firing rockets at them.


28 posted on 07/14/2014 2:18:36 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: SeekAndFind

Our two greatest presidents — George Washington and Abraham Lincoln — demanded complete, unconditional surrender from the enemies they fought against — Great Britain and the South — because they knew that that was the ONLY way to assure that peace would be restored and the soldiers could go home.

The leaders of those presidents’ enemies were honorable men — George III and Robert E. Lee — and so they agreed to surrender rather than keep fighting and destroy their own people.

If Benjamin Netanyahu emulates our greatest presidents, he, too, will demand complete, unconditional surrender from Hamas. The fact that the leaders of Hamas are not honorable men like George III and Robert E. Lee, but instead bloodthirsty terrorists, is Hamas’s problem and that of its poor Palestinians subjects.

Israel would not have gotten into the mess it’s been in for the past 20-plus years if it had refused to negotiate with terrorists — that is, if it had refused to get involved in the endless peace processes that America’s presidents, starting with Bill Clinton and his obsession with building a presidential legacy and winning a Nobel Peace Prize, pressured them into taking part in.

Twenty-years ago, in the pre-Iron Dome era when Israel was completely dependent on the U.S. for its defense, Israel had no choice but to let itself be used as a pawn in U.S. presidential legacy-building.

But those times are over. There is no excuse now for Benjamin Netanyahu not to take his place beside America’s Washington and Lincoln as a great leader who refused to stop fighting until his enemy completely surrendered so that a genuine peace could be established.


29 posted on 07/14/2014 2:40:36 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: SeekAndFind

Netanyahu is a Philly street kid and an ex-paratrooper. P Hamas has messed with the wrong guy on this one.


30 posted on 07/14/2014 2:48:19 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Bluestocking

great post Bluestocking!


31 posted on 07/14/2014 2:54:22 PM PDT by Coffee_drinker (The best defense is a strong preemptive strike.)
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To: SeekAndFind

But they have to ccntinue to lob rockets or lose face. They’ve already lost their asses.


32 posted on 07/14/2014 3:04:58 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: umgud
It ain't rocket science.

Good one!

33 posted on 07/14/2014 3:10:46 PM PDT by The Citizen Soldier
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To: SeekAndFind

Kill ‘em all....take their land as an example.


34 posted on 07/14/2014 3:13:13 PM PDT by ontap
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To: Bluestocking
If Netenyahu were smart he would buddy up to Putin and tell Obama to go...well you no where.
35 posted on 07/14/2014 3:15:22 PM PDT by ontap
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To: SeekAndFind

Hamas desperate for ceasefire

Now is a good time for Netanyahu to announce his upcoming two week vacation. It seems to work for Obama, right?


36 posted on 07/14/2014 3:18:39 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey (The larger the government, the smaller the people)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hamas and Islamic Jihad officials reiterated their readiness to reach an agreement that would end the current fighting with Israel....Fine. Give us all your rockets and launchers, your military commanders and we’ll stop bombing the shit out of you. Next month.


37 posted on 07/14/2014 3:24:42 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon
They should keep up the pressure until the Palestinians make Hamas leave Gaza.

They should keep up the pressure until the heads of the Hamas leadership are delivered to the Israeli border crossing point.

38 posted on 07/14/2014 3:25:05 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: SeekAndFind; Common Sense 101
Reminds me of a joke.

How can you spot a moderate muslim?

He's run out of ammunition.

39 posted on 07/14/2014 3:57:49 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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40 posted on 07/14/2014 4:05:54 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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Thanks SeekAndFind.

Don’t believe the hype: Hamas isn’t desperate for a truce
The Times of Israel | Monday, July 14, 2014 | Avi Issacharoff
Posted on 7/14/2014 8:40:32 AM by Star Traveler
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3179929/posts


41 posted on 07/14/2014 6:22:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SeekAndFind

PA official: Hamas desperate for ceasefire

On their terms.


42 posted on 07/14/2014 6:37:13 PM PDT by Valin (I'm not completely worthless. I can be used as a bad example.)
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