Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

US Official: Israel Declares 12-Hour Cease-fire in Gaza Saturday
Voice of America ^ | July 25, 2014

Posted on 07/25/2014 3:13:07 PM PDT by KeyLargo

News / Middle East US Official: Israel Declares 12-Hour Cease-fire in Gaza Saturday

OA News

Last updated on: July 25, 2014 3:19 PM

A U.S. official says Israel has declared a 12-hour-long cease-fire in Gaza for Saturday.

The pause in fighting would take effect 7:00 a.m. local time (0400 GMT).

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ceasefire; gaza; hamas; israel; military; palestinians; terrorist; war; wot
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-57 next last
Hamas needed time to reload and rearm after spending the Obama $47 million dollar bucks on ammo.
1 posted on 07/25/2014 3:13:07 PM PDT by KeyLargo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo
Whew! Just in time to get more rockets. I was worried for a while.......

*head--------->desk*
*head--------->desk*
*head--------->desk*

2 posted on 07/25/2014 3:15:26 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

civilians, get out now, while you can.


3 posted on 07/25/2014 3:15:49 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

The bombing halts in Vietnam sure worked out well.../s


4 posted on 07/25/2014 3:16:20 PM PDT by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

Israel tweaking their intelligence. ;-)


5 posted on 07/25/2014 3:16:54 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

Watch the rockets fly during this “ceasefire”...


6 posted on 07/25/2014 3:18:38 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

we all know that they don’t want peace with Israel....

I posted this today...wrote it 10 years ago....I am not pimping a blog, I have no blog anymore, but the info crushes the evil...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3185090/posts?page=3


7 posted on 07/25/2014 3:18:52 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE thatEARTH....Archimedes)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 98ZJ USMC
"Barack Hussein Obama to send $47 million to Hamas"
8 posted on 07/25/2014 3:19:10 PM PDT by KeyLargo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 98ZJ USMC
LIke this?


9 posted on 07/25/2014 3:19:19 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

Bibi.... NOOOOOOO!!!


10 posted on 07/25/2014 3:19:52 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

eh... Maybe they are observing their Sabbath. A day of rest before a busy week ahead.


11 posted on 07/25/2014 3:22:21 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 98ZJ USMC


12 posted on 07/25/2014 3:24:54 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf
Watch the rockets fly during this “ceasefire”...
13 posted on 07/25/2014 3:26:06 PM PDT by KeyLargo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

They caved. How pathetic.


14 posted on 07/25/2014 3:27:00 PM PDT by dforest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ScottinVA
Hamas moms are planning on doing some last minute shopping for their little Jihadis.
15 posted on 07/25/2014 3:29:45 PM PDT by KeyLargo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

That is a stupid move. Is Israel becoming more like the US. I thought they had guts. Finish the job with fury like unknown. Spare nothing and then claim Gaza as part of Israel.


16 posted on 07/25/2014 3:30:00 PM PDT by Logical me
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

— Mark Twain - Samuel Clemens — took a tour of Palestine in 1867. This is how he described the land. We are talking about Israel now. He said:

“A desolate country whose soil is rich enough but is given over wholly to weeds. A silent, mournful expanse. We never saw a human being on the whole route. There was hardly a tree or a shrub anywhere. Even the olive and the cactus, those fast friends of
a worthless soil, had almost deserted the country”.

Where was this great Palestinian nation? It did not exist. It was not there. Palestinians were not there. Palestine was a region named by the Romans, but at that time it was under the control of Turkey, and there was no large mass of people there because the land would not support them.

This is the report that the Palestinian Royal Commission, created by the British, made. It quotes an account of the conditions on
the coastal plain along the Mediterranean Sea in 1913. This is the Palestinian Royal Commission. They said:

“The road leading from Gaza to the north was only a summer track, suitable for transport by camels or carts. No orange groves, orchards or vineyards were to be seen until one reached the Yavnev village. Houses were mud. Schools did not exist. The west-ern part toward the sea was almost a desert. The villages in this area were few and thinly populated. Many villages were deserted by their inhabitants.”

That was 1913.—


17 posted on 07/25/2014 3:31:14 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

I wonder what happens after that 12 hours. Shock And Awe I hope.


18 posted on 07/25/2014 3:32:00 PM PDT by McGruff (We can't even secure our border never mind Ukraine's.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

12 hours for what?

to watch Hamas move rockets around?


19 posted on 07/25/2014 3:32:23 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Logical me

Kerry told Bibi not to worry. Hamas promised on Alah that they would not be naughty....

Kerry pushing to announce Israel-Hamas cease-fire within hours

By Barak Ravid | Jul. 25, 2014 | 4:30 PM | 2


20 posted on 07/25/2014 3:35:22 PM PDT by KeyLargo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

If one rocket is during that period then push them to the beach and end it.


21 posted on 07/25/2014 3:39:06 PM PDT by Dusty Road
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

Just read online that the UN admits that it was a Hamas rocket that hit the school yesterday in Gaza..gee, I wonder if the Hamas loving media will report that


22 posted on 07/25/2014 3:41:13 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

12 hours is a good move. Hamas can’t really do that much in 12 hours to boost their war capacity and if you give me 12 hours as a civilian to haul ass, I’m long gone.


23 posted on 07/25/2014 3:41:33 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL
Iran: We Provided Hamas with Rocket Technology

Iranian parliament speaker boasts that his country provided Hamas with the technology it has used to rain down rockets on Israel.

By Elad Benari and AFP

First Publish: 7/25/2014, 6:14 AM

"Today, the fighters in Gaza have good capabilities and can meet their own needs for weapons," speaker Ali Larijani was quoted as having told the Arabic service of state television."

24 posted on 07/25/2014 3:42:27 PM PDT by KeyLargo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

US doesn’t want Hamas to run low on ammo and missiles?


25 posted on 07/25/2014 3:45:09 PM PDT by TomGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo
I love it: Let the Muzzies have a Shabbat.

Then back to work.

26 posted on 07/25/2014 3:47:06 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us three choices: Defeat them utterly, die, or surrender to a life of slavery.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dusty Road

bump

I think expelling them might be the only way. But who would take them?


27 posted on 07/25/2014 3:48:29 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: All

Hmmm? No IDF action for 12 hrs would allow the IDF listening devices and drones etc. to map out potential HamAss activities.

Easier pickings to come?


28 posted on 07/25/2014 3:52:03 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Still an apt description of part of it....


29 posted on 07/25/2014 3:59:35 PM PDT by kanawa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: GRRRRR
I Hope. Did anyone else see this:

REPORTS: MASSIVE NEW YEAR'S TERRORIST INVASION OF ISRAEL THWARTED BY SECURITY FORCES
30 posted on 07/25/2014 4:02:36 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Logical me

I trust Israel knows what it is doing!

Israel ok’s ceasefire, Hammas will immediately break it. ha.


31 posted on 07/25/2014 4:20:53 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Bush won the War in Iraq, Obozo lost the peace..and gave Iraq back to the Terrorists!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

ammo that they dropped and left behind when they ran from the Israeli troops!!!!

Come on Israel! Give them the knock out punch!


32 posted on 07/25/2014 4:31:17 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chode

33 posted on 07/25/2014 4:33:33 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

Why? If you’ve got them on their knees, don’t step back and let them up...you know exactly what that will get.


34 posted on 07/25/2014 4:38:49 PM PDT by jughandle (Big words anger me, keep talking.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

Hamas will violate the cease fire before the first hour is up.


35 posted on 07/25/2014 5:12:18 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

Why do the Israelis never fail to miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity to destroy Hamas once and for all and finally live in peace?

A thousand years ago, the Christian Crusaders of Europe traveled to Israel to free what they considered the Holy Land from its Muslim occupiers, and they fought with an intensity far greater than the current Israelis have exerted trying to free their Jewish homeland from the Muslims of today, who are terrorists who want to throw them into the sea. Why?

Maybe because the majority of modern-day Israelis aren’t religious. If they believed the Holy Land was truly Holy, they wouldn’t allow it to be desecrated by Muslim rockets and Intifadas. Instead, destroying Hamas would be a sacred act for them. But secularism reigns in Israel today, not God.

Apart from religion, the Jewish State was meant to be a haven for Jews, who had been persecuted in other lands for virtually their entire existence. Why, then, do the Israelis of today not fight back with every weapon at their disposal to free themselves from Muslim terrorists who have made Israel not a haven but often a hell for Jews?

The only reasonable explanation is that the Israelis of the today don’t want to merely survive as a Jewish State, they want to survive only as a GOOD Jewish State. Which means they must concentrate on defensive weapons rather than offensive attacks against their enemies. Their military goal to be all shield and no sword. And they’ve succeeded to an amazing extent.

During the last century, Jewish physicists working at Los Alamos created the greatest offensive weapon in world history — the atomic bomb. And during this century, the Jewish physicists of Israel developed the greatest DEFENSIVE weapon in world history — the Iron Dome.

The Israelis have the same goal that Ronald Reagan had when he tried to develop a missile shield to protect our country, but was undermined by liberals who ridiculed the idea as an unachievable fantasy and mocked it as ‘’star wars.’’

But the Israelis managed to achieve Ronald Reagan’s dream, for which we should all be grateful. Enjoy your short rest tomorrow, Israel. Shabbat shalom.


36 posted on 07/25/2014 5:12:56 PM PDT by Bluestocking
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

Is that an American rifle at his belly?


37 posted on 07/25/2014 5:16:02 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: El Cid

The palyps can’t resist a cease fire to attack. Al the world will see. Israel is pretty sharp.


38 posted on 07/25/2014 5:37:55 PM PDT by healy61
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

This is the second or third cease fire Israel has agreed to and Hamas hasn’t honored a single one of them. I don’t see them honoring this one either.


39 posted on 07/25/2014 5:41:45 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: UCANSEE2

I have not seen this frantic blogger cartoon in years... Since early 2009 at least! I was wondering what happened to you.

It is even more appropriate now.


40 posted on 07/25/2014 5:45:17 PM PDT by MustKnowHistory
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Logical me

A 12 hour cease fire advantages Israel, too.

Israel can recalibrate at will while Hamas can get their body parts out of the street.


41 posted on 07/25/2014 6:19:03 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

the model rocket club?


42 posted on 07/25/2014 6:24:06 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: McGruff

“I wonder what happens after that 12 hours. Shock And Awe I hope.”

That is my guess. The cease fire ends at 7PM on Saturday (lunchtime on the East Coast of the US), just in time for sunset and the end of the Sabbath. It also happens to be the dark of the moon that night, ideal for an attack against an opponent with inferior night vision capabilities.

It is a short drive to the sea. I would not be surprised to see the Star of David flying over Gaza City when the sun rises on Sunday.

Once the command center falls, a majority of Hamas’ 100,000 will be hurriedly burying their Hamas uniforms and memorabilia, to better blend into the crowd.

If Hamas does not fold overnight, then more of them will be killed overall, which may be better in the long run.


43 posted on 07/25/2014 6:48:15 PM PDT by BeauBo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Sarah Barracuda

I would like it to be true so give us a link to where you read that.

In fact, after reading such a great news story, one wonders exactly why you didn’t include the link.


44 posted on 07/25/2014 8:02:26 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Usagi_yo

Sorry, my mistake, forgot to include
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/hamas-may-have-fired-rockets-that-hit-unrwa-school-killing-17/2014/07/24/

not sure why others are not reporting this as well


45 posted on 07/25/2014 8:23:18 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: UCANSEE2; flaglady47; mickie; Maine Mariner; pax_et_bonum
Gee, I haven't seen that one on this board in a long time!

Welcome back to the composite Freeper's alter ego.

Leni

46 posted on 07/25/2014 8:28:43 PM PDT by MinuteGal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: FreeAtlanta
there it is...
47 posted on 07/25/2014 8:36:13 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Sacajaweau

“Israel tweaking their intelligence. ;-)”

Yup. They turned off the lights to see where the roaches are going. Hopefully the roaches will go to whatever tunnels are left to get their supplies.


48 posted on 07/25/2014 8:48:33 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

What a joke. Did you know that both sides have to agree to a cease fire?


49 posted on 07/25/2014 8:57:23 PM PDT by rlapuma
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MustKnowHistory
I was wondering what happened to you.

A friend took me out exploring.

It is even more appropriate now.

It just seems that way.

50 posted on 07/25/2014 9:00:19 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-57 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson