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Rockets hit Eilat ahead of govít meet where ceasefire may be accepted
The Times of Israel ^ | Monday, July 14, 2014 | Itamar Sharon

Posted on 07/14/2014 5:50:47 PM PDT by Star Traveler

Cabinet seen likely to accept ceasefire terms

As ToI’s Raphael Ahren reported late last night, signs are the cabinet, meeting this morning, may accept the Egyptian ceasefire, terms — despite opposition on the right. Whether Hamas will do so is far less clear.

“Those proposals are being considered very seriously,” diplomatic sources told the Times of Israel a few hours ago. Other Israeli media sites are also now quoting Israeli diplomatic sources suggesting that Jerusalem is inclining to accept, though Jewish Homes Naftali Bennett is opposed.

The terms, as published by Egyptian media require that:

1. Israel stops all its hostilities against the Gaza Strip in land, sea and air, committing not to launch a land strike or target civilians.

2. All Gaza factions commit to stopping all hostilities against Israel in land, sea, air and underground and targeting Israeli civilians.

3. Border crossings will be opened (not specifying where, likely with Egypt), allowing for people and commodities to move freely.

The idea would be a de-escalation of violence from 9 a.m. and a truce 12 hours later.

Following the cease-fire, talks about opening crossings between Gaza and Israel to allow more goods into the coastal strip would take place in Cairo, the text said. Cease-fire talks would be held by Egypt separately with both Israel and Hamas and other Palestinian factions.

The proposal emerged hours before US Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to arrive in Egypt to work to end the fighting between the two sides.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: egypt; hamas; israel; stih; stisraelhamas
Hamas might not agree, at which point the shooting continues ...
1 posted on 07/14/2014 5:50:47 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler

Israel better NOT agree to any cease fire, they need to destroy all these rockets or else in a few months we will be back talking about the same thing..it never ends because they never destroy ALL the rockets..gives Hamas time to rebuild what they lost


2 posted on 07/14/2014 5:51:53 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I don’t think Israel has the capability to destroy all the rockets without an exceedingly enormous cost financially and politically - one which it cannot bear, without extreme repercussions to itself.


3 posted on 07/14/2014 5:56:29 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

We’ll see how tough Israel’s government is in coming days as the Iran “nuclear talks” play out....

I honestly perceive the Netanyahu government or should I say his political party (LIKUD) as the Israeli equivalent of the Republicans.

A more conservative party (YISRAEL BEITENU-JEWISH HOMELAND) is part of his government.

Israel has a GOPe-RINO type of politician just like we do hidden by tough talking rhetoric and symbolic action like hit and run raids on the terrorists.

I’ve stopped being fooled by the phony conservatives in this country and other countries as well.


4 posted on 07/14/2014 5:57:41 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Netanyahu needs to consider Sultan Knish's latest essay ...

A Game Changer in Gaza

Terrorism is a game. The rules are simple.

You have three choices.


5 posted on 07/14/2014 6:01:54 PM PDT by wtd
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To: Star Traveler
I think that the Iranian nuclear talks and this shooting war are all tied together, along with Iranian influence in the remnants of Iraq's elected government. If so, it is possible that the olive branch was to Iran in Iraq, but they broke that branch with the issue of German and Italian made centrifuges being announced to increase to nearly 200,000 from the less than 50K allowable; and then Hamas/Gaza did not make the gains necessary to continue the "investment" Iran has made. Iran will thus lose Gaza/Hamas, possibly lose in Iraq and see their nuclear program continue to hamper them increasingly with European suppliers (not just Russia).

If not for Germany's trade with Iran, the nuclear program might have ground to a halt years ago. The corrupt European Social Democracies have always relied on Blood Trade with governments hostile to their very indigenous populations. If you think to Belgium's influence in taking products from the Congo which they "administer", or former Portuguese colonies still in their centuries old orbits; Italy with Qaddafi, or France with Qaddafi/Algiers, etc., it paints a shadowy picture of European colonial masters continuing to take goods and trade from former holdings at a disproportionate trade value only favorable to the Europeans. This should be a primary focus for the UN, rather than wealth transfer.

6 posted on 07/14/2014 7:45:24 PM PDT by Jumper
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