Skip to comments.Israel Agrees to Extension of Cease-Fire, but Hamas Balks
Posted on 07/26/2014 4:52:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
JERUSALEM Israels top ministers decided Saturday night to extend a humanitarian halt to hostilities in the Gaza Strip for 24 hours, but said their troops would continue to operate to destroy tunnels from Gaza into its territory during Sundays pause.
The decision came despite continued fire from Gaza into Israel during Israels initial four-hour extension of a 12-hour humanitarian pause on Saturday that both sides had agreed to at the request of the United Nations.
Three mortars landed in open areas near Gaza just as the original lull was expiring at 8 p.m. Before midnight, more than a dozen rockets were fired at Israel, four of them intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has so far not agreed to a broader cease-fire plan.
A Hamas spokesman, Sami Abu Zuhri, rejected the expansion of the pause until midnight Sunday. Any humanitarian cease-fire that doesnt secure withdrawal of occupation soldiers from inside Gazas border, allow citizens back into homes and secure the evacuation of injuries is unacceptable, Mr. Zuhri said. Earlier, Hamas had taken credit for sending two rockets toward Tel Aviv.
The Israeli military had made clear it would not withdraw from what it called defensive positions during the lull, and on Saturday night warned Gaza residents not to return to previously evacuated areas.(continued)
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Id love to see the New York Slimes get bombarded with constant rocket fire..I would actually enjoy it just to see how they would react..but since they are liberals and they consider Muslims victims, they would probably just stand there and enjoy it
Israel, stop declaring cease fires and finish killing the enemy. That’s the first job of a legit govt - to defend and protect its citizens. If you still want to be so amazingly hunanitarian, send a check to Zimbabwe (but kill the enemies within your own land and neighborhood NOW)!
Truce and cease fire for these people just means a chance to re-arm and re-position. Why does Israel keep falling for this bs?
There are some people who's toes you must continue to step on until THEY apologize. Paraphrase from Robert Heinlein.
They did it knowing full well what Hamas will do to show the world how rabid they are. World snores.
Did the USA hesitate when the Japanese attacked us? No, we firebombed Tokyo and incinerated people there.
The rabid dogs in Gaza should be firebombed and incinerated. Then the missiles would stop raining into Israel.