Skip to comments.Hamas armed wing rejects truce ahead of Israeli govít talks on deal
Posted on 07/14/2014 9:29:49 PM PDT by Star Traveler
Cabinet will likely accept terms of Arab League-backed ceasefire deal as Gaza terror group remains defiant.
Hamas said Tuesday morning that the terms of an Egyptian ceasefire proposal were tantamount to surrender, as the Israeli government prepared to meet on the issue, and was expected to approve the deal.
Meanwhile the Arab League, the US and PA leader Mahmoud Abbas all urged approval of the truce.
As the security cabinet meets to discuss the terms of an Egypt-backed ceasefire, Palestinian sources report that Israel is still attacking targets in the Gaza Strip early Tuesday morning, Israel Radio reports.
(Excerpt) Read more at timesofisrael.com ...
Isn’t ‘Hamas’ armed wing’ a kind of redundancy?
Yes it is. Kinda hard to have an unarmed wing when your name translates into English as “violence”.
Let’s dance! As we’ve danced so many time before.
Let’s get John F’ng Skerry (he served in Viet Nam you know) involved and have us a real shindig!
Woo-hoo, round and round we go. The four inch rut is getting deeper.
They separate out the political from the armed, as some other groups do, too. One part “talks” while the other part bombs ... :-) ...
Yeah ... the political ... the part that talks and talks like our own politicians do ... LOL ...
Egyptian ceasefire proposal leaves Hamas cornered
Either the Islamists accept near-humiliating terms, or they risk isolation and a stepped-up Israeli military assault
[O]ne thing is certain: This is the darkest hour for the Hamas leadership in Gaza and abroad
If they accept the Egyptian proposal, they will be perceived as having been heavily defeated in the latest round of conflict with Israel; a defeat that is close to a humiliation.
Thats because the conditions in the Egyptian proposal do not include any of the demands that Hamas has been repeating day and night in the last few days. As reported in the Egyptian media, there is no mention in the proposal of Hamass oft-repeated demand for the release of the dozens of its operatives, freed in the 2011 Shalit deal, who were rearrested in recent weeks by Israeli forces in the West Bank in the wake of the murders of the three Israeli teenagers. There is also no concrete commitment regarding the opening of the Rafah border crossing or the payments of the salaries of Hamass 40,000 clerks in Gaza. And there is no mention whatsoever of the situation in the West Bank. All these demands were raised by the Hamas military wing two days after Israel began Operation Protective Edge, and repeated interminably ever since.
Yes, there is some language providing for the opening of the border crossings, and an easing of movement of people and goods via those crossings as permitted by the security situation. But that language is almost a direct repetition of the November 2012 ceasefire terms that brought Operation Pillar of Defense to a close. Time and again, Hamass leaders have been stressing in recent days that there will be no return to the 2012 ceasefire terms.
Now is time for Israel to take out these cockroach scum..hope they have a big can of RAID
Israel has hit over 1,000 Hamas targets in the last six days or so ... but even so ... it’s not as easy as one might think since Hamas has adjusted since the last incursion.
Hamas acting erratically but hardly harmed, sources say
Dont believe the hype: Hamas isnt desperate for a truces
Nonsense. Palestinians declare victory after every defeat. The Israelis watch from the sky as they whoop it up in enormous parades, throwing candy and shooting their guns in the air. The Israelis hold their fire during these pathetic performances.
The international MSM reports it as a "he-said she-said" situation.
"Palestinian feelings are running high as they celebrate what they believe to be another great victory against the Little Satan. Regardless of which side you believe in this ongoing test of wills, everyone can agree that it's good to have an end to the fighting. Now back to you, Frank."
Well ... you did notice that Hamas didn’t accept it, right? ... :-) ...
The Egyptian elite know that Israel is good for tourism. Hamas...not so much.
So we see this several times a year and year over year. Why haven’t the Israelis just decemiated the sh!t hope entirely? Just one good stomping sending a message never again. It took 2 in Japan but they got the message real fast. This pitter patter of pot shots never accomplishes anything. Sure they’ll be admonished for a couple months however one good whomping can take care of it for quite awhile.