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Gaza crisis: Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire
Fox News ^ | July 31 , 2014 | Foxs News

Posted on 07/31/2014 3:08:20 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse

Israel and Hamas agreed Thursday to an unconditional, 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza conflict, set to begin Friday, the United States and United Nations said.

The cease-fire was scheduled to commence at 8 am local time on Friday, and is expected to last for a period of 72 hours unless it's extended, the State Department said in a statement. Military forces will be expected to stay in place during the cease-fire.

In a joint statement, the U.S. and U.N. said they had gotten assurances that all parties to the conflict had agreed to the halt in hostilities.

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KEYWORDS: ceasefire; hamas; israel
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NO CEASEFIRE - annihilate Hamas once and for all and sorry about the collateral damage ,
1 posted on 07/31/2014 3:08:20 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

Let me guess: The Israelis will cease, and Hamas will fire.


2 posted on 07/31/2014 3:10:10 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Dreamers.
Hamas won’t stop.
Never did. Never will.


3 posted on 07/31/2014 3:10:28 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Let me guess: IDF will cease, and Hamas will fire

Yep. Hamas needs more time to hang little kids on the remaining UNRWA and Hamas Command and Control facilities:


4 posted on 07/31/2014 3:11:53 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Hudna.


5 posted on 07/31/2014 3:11:57 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

72 hours for Hamas to get more rockets from Iran and the UN


6 posted on 07/31/2014 3:12:56 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Slings and Arrows
And Hamas are getting their rears whooped and need the time to regroup and flee gaza.
7 posted on 07/31/2014 3:13:12 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: DCBryan1

Can you give us a source for that photo?

We need the context to be clear.


8 posted on 07/31/2014 3:13:17 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yeppers. Hamas to violate the cease-fire in 5, 4, 3....


9 posted on 07/31/2014 3:13:40 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

The UN schools must be running low on munitions.


10 posted on 07/31/2014 3:14:14 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Diogenesis

Yup. That is what terrorist do.


11 posted on 07/31/2014 3:14:14 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: LeoWindhorse
If it lasts ONE HOUR I'll be really surprised.

12 posted on 07/31/2014 3:15:06 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: DCBryan1; dhs12345; Responsibility2nd

We have a consensus.


13 posted on 07/31/2014 3:16:24 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dhs12345

The most humanitarian thing to do is to kick the UN out


14 posted on 07/31/2014 3:17:11 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ConservaTexan
The UN schools must be running low on munitions.

I was going to say that you misspelled "warm bodies," but to Hamas, people ARE munitions.

15 posted on 07/31/2014 3:17:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Let me guess: The Israelis will cease, and Hamas will fire.

Then they can annihilate Hamas and no one can say they were wrong

They will say it but in a sane world stage they couldn't.

16 posted on 07/31/2014 3:19:37 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Hamas must be hurting or Kerry promised a ton of cash for every hour


17 posted on 07/31/2014 3:23:18 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: LeoWindhorse

After the Ceasefire...

Who’s the first to guess which of the two sides will strike the next blow?


18 posted on 07/31/2014 3:25:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Hamas must be running low on ammo and missiles again.


19 posted on 07/31/2014 3:25:24 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: LeoWindhorse

Lol...yeah...right.


20 posted on 07/31/2014 3:25:31 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Vaquero

Like Chico Marx said, there ain’t no sanity clause.


21 posted on 07/31/2014 3:25:57 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Kerry is in India. It’s pretty obvious that he and the USA had “0” to do with this cease fire.


22 posted on 07/31/2014 3:26:38 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Kerry is in India. It’s pretty obvious that he and the USA had “0” to do with this cease fire.

Kerry’s Nobel Peace Prize is already in the Bag


23 posted on 07/31/2014 3:28:21 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: LeoWindhorse
This has got to be the craziest "war" in the history of mankind.

Leni

24 posted on 07/31/2014 3:30:27 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Combined US Senate & House has completely lost its voice, its compass, its patriotism & its soul!)
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To: MinuteGal
This has got to be the craziest "war" in the history of mankind.

Yeap. It has been going on for several thousand years.

I recall the many times we watched the cat-and-mouse game Sharon and Arafat played for years.
25 posted on 07/31/2014 3:33:08 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Slings and Arrows

Tie on the bed....throw a the rope outta the window.


26 posted on 07/31/2014 3:35:15 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: LeoWindhorse
In a joint statement, the U.S. and U.N. said they had gotten assurances that all parties to the conflict had agreed to the halt in hostilities.

Foolish US and UN officials are duped again.

What good are "assurances" from Muslim extremists whose "holy" writings command them to lie to infidels in order to get strategic military advantage.

27 posted on 07/31/2014 3:43:24 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: LeoWindhorse

“Israel and Hamas agreed Thursday to an unconditional, 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza conflict, set to begin Friday”

And set to end friday.


28 posted on 07/31/2014 3:44:50 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: molson209

Yes, Hamas is probabky hurting a lot. Not only have most of their attack tunnels been discovered and destroyed, but lots of other infrastructure as well (not least the UN Munitions Warehouses). Also, according to one (anonymous) high Israeli official the IDF had killed more than 1000 terrorists, and note, the number of slain combatants was higher than the number of killed civilians!! If true that is quite amazing, for an anti-terrorist or anti-guerrilla action in an urban area. The bloggers ElderofZion and Israeliscool have looked at casualties at the start of the campaign and published figures round 1:1, but when IDF started is real push against the tunnels it appears Hamas and the other terror organizations were surprised, and their losses considerably larger than has been acknowledged so far. Nevertheless, it is a shame that Israel once again has to wait for Hamas to break a cease-fire to be allowed to finish them off!


29 posted on 07/31/2014 3:52:30 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: DCBryan1; Westbrook

Agreed — we need a source/context for that photo. Is it an Arab man “disciplining” his children? Or using them as human shields? Or something else?


30 posted on 07/31/2014 4:02:05 PM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

72 hours for the IDF to place charges in the tunnels.


31 posted on 07/31/2014 4:10:27 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Theo

You mean, that photo is real? It’s not just photoshop savvy freepers at it again?


32 posted on 07/31/2014 4:14:26 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

that’s always Israel’s problem they listen to the world of idiots instead of just going in and doing what’s best for them and to hell with anyone who doesn’t like it.


33 posted on 07/31/2014 4:19:31 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (Illegal immigration will be America's downfall)
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34 posted on 07/31/2014 4:22:28 PM PDT by SJackson (incompetent and feckless..the story of the Obama presidency. No hand on the f***ing tiller, Hillary)
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To: Sacajaweau
Kerry is in India. It’s pretty obvious that he and the USA had “0” to do with this cease fire.

He's on the tube right now taking full credit in his usual humble way. He sounds like a super Bowl winning coach.

35 posted on 07/31/2014 4:25:29 PM PDT by keat
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To: LeoWindhorse

Hamas regroups.


36 posted on 07/31/2014 4:36:33 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: lowbridge

Do the Arabs start their days when the sun sets?


37 posted on 07/31/2014 4:38:09 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Slings and Arrows

Cease fire to rearm.


38 posted on 07/31/2014 4:49:00 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: TomGuy

> Hamas must be running low on ammo and missiles again.

No worries though. Obama says he has plenty of ammo stockpiled. He’ll just send some over.


39 posted on 07/31/2014 4:51:33 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: LeoWindhorse

http://www.jpost.com/Operation-Protective-Edge/Hamas-agrees-to-72-hour-truce-announced-by-the-US-and-UN-369675


40 posted on 07/31/2014 4:54:10 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

Bibi folds again. Disgusting


41 posted on 07/31/2014 4:56:14 PM PDT by montag813
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To: keat
He's on the tube right now taking full credit in his usual humble way. He sounds like a super Bowl winning coach.

Kind like Obama telling us how he capped the Deepwater Horizon well?

42 posted on 07/31/2014 4:56:43 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: montag813

not sure

stand by


43 posted on 07/31/2014 4:58:27 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

Bibi folds again. Disgusting


44 posted on 07/31/2014 5:02:39 PM PDT by montag813
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To: LeoWindhorse

72 hours to get more US missiles to Izrael.. OK, boys, use them wisely, next free batch has to make a cross- Atlantic!


45 posted on 07/31/2014 5:08:46 PM PDT by CharleysPride (A accipitris volatu supra quinque vexillis)
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To: LeoWindhorse
Kerry said Israel will be able to continue its defense operations to destroy tunnels that are behind its territorial lines.

Only the end that is in Israel proper? Bibi blinked.

46 posted on 07/31/2014 6:02:44 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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To: Eleutheria5

It doesn’t appear to be Photoshopped. We just don’t know the context — where it took place, who the man is, who the children are, what he was doing, when it was taken, and so on.


47 posted on 07/31/2014 6:39:21 PM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: LeoWindhorse
Israel may not fire...but they will still work to uncover tunnels.

Israel is kind...but not stupid.

48 posted on 07/31/2014 6:40:51 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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The only real ceasefire will be the cease-to-exist fire that takes place after Israel wipes out Hamas.

Hillary: Gaza's Small Size Justification For Hamas Housing Rockets In Schools


49 posted on 07/31/2014 9:37:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: DCBryan1

Powerful picture.


50 posted on 07/31/2014 9:40:02 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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