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Israel-Gaza cease-fire collapses within hours
Los Angeles Times ^ | 08/01/2014 | LAURA KING, BATSHEVA SOBELMAN

Posted on 08/01/2014 5:49:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

A hard-won internationally brokered truce between Israel and Palestinian militants collapsed within hours Friday after the Israeli military said one of its soldiers was missing amid heavy fighting in the southern Gaza Strip and may have been captured by Hamas fighters.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stopped short of declaring the cease-fire dead, but accused Hamas of “flagrantly violating” what was to have been a three-day truce. Hamas in turn insisted it was Israel that had broken the cease-fire terms agreed to only hours earlier.

Although Netanyahu distanced himself from personally announcing the breakdown of the truce – as he has done with previous cease-fires – a separate government statement said Israel had officially notified U.N. Mideast envoy Robert Serry that the truce was over, citing Hamas aggression.

“Israel announces that Hamas has thus ended the humanitarian cease-fire and prevented the residents of Gaza from benefiting from it,” the statement said, adding that Israel would take “strong action” against Hamas and other militants operating in Gaza.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ceasefire; gaza; hamas; israel

1 posted on 08/01/2014 5:49:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh, those wacky pallies...”we were just kidding, tee-hee!”

How much did Obama give them? 50 million or so to re-arm? 150 million in 2012? Oh yeah, He “loves” Israel, too....


2 posted on 08/01/2014 5:54:01 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SeekAndFind

The slant of the headline and first few paragraphs is disgustingly anti-Israel. It didn’t collapse amid heavy fighting. It collapsed when Hamas sent a suicide bomber through a tunnel into an area under Israeli control, and the suicide bomber blew himself up, killing two solders. By doing that hencreated a momentary confusion that enabled the abduction of Hadar Goldin, an Israeli soldier from Kfar Sava, Israel. Those who pray in the Jewish style will want to know his name and his mother’s name when asking G-d for mercy. It is Hadar ben Hedva Lea.


3 posted on 08/01/2014 5:55:06 AM PDT by Piranha (Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have - Saul Alinsky)
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To: SeekAndFind

All my life I have heard of “peace plans” and “cease fires”. Not one has lasted a week. How can any newsie talk about this with a straight face? How can any sane person think any negotiation is possible after so many hundreds of identical peace plan failures?


4 posted on 08/01/2014 5:58:36 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: SeekAndFind

Surprise


5 posted on 08/01/2014 5:59:42 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Caipirabob

The Muslims love them some murder.


6 posted on 08/01/2014 6:10:16 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: SeekAndFind
1. A temporary ceasefire is stupid. The Israelis need to destroy HAMAS once and for all to stop the "cycle of violence". They have HAMAS on the ropes, keep them on the ropes and finish them off.

2. Any moron would know that HAMAS would not, could not keep to the ceasefire. It's not in their nature. If they see an opening, they'll kill or attempt to kill the kafir. And lo and behold, they did not keep the ceasefire.

3. Obama has switched sides in the war on terror, he's on the terrorists side. Putin and some others around the world have noticed this also. When is the American Military going to protest this?

7 posted on 08/01/2014 6:23:22 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“A hard-won internationally brokered truce”

Seriously...did anyone believe this ‘truce’ would last more than a day?

It is fundamentally impossible to have a truce with terrorists. How about these ‘negotiators’ set the stage for a truce by first insisting that both sides obey the internationally agreed upon laws of war....wearing uniforms, not randomly firing rockets at civilians, etc.

If they can’t even get them to follow the most basic of guidelines, why one earth would they trust them in a ‘truce’?


8 posted on 08/01/2014 6:26:37 AM PDT by lacrew
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To: lacrew

Jean-Francois Kerre` must be so proud of all his good hard work.

Now THAT is a lasting legacy, though maybe not the one the Current Regime had in mind.

Too bad Turkey and Qatar were not brought in on this deal. It would have worked, then. < /sarc >


9 posted on 08/01/2014 6:32:21 AM PDT by alloysteel (Most people become who they promised they would never be.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh, for God’s sake, just take the damn gloves off already...


10 posted on 08/01/2014 6:37:08 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Those darn Israelis just can’t be trusted to honor a cease-fire, can they?

What?

It was the Palis? AGAIN?

Nevermind.


11 posted on 08/01/2014 6:38:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I’m sure Israel has tac nukes.
The question is, do they have neutron tac nukes.
Seems ideal.


12 posted on 08/01/2014 6:40:22 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Yes, they have approximately 20-50 light cased .05-15kt (dial-a-yield) 155mm and 8” projectiles. Light casing enables enhanced radiation results. Source: South-African nuclear program testimony circa 1994.


13 posted on 08/01/2014 6:51:19 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m shocked.


14 posted on 08/01/2014 6:53:18 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (Slavery, genocide, and imperialism aren't exclusively white institutions.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not only did they use suicide bombers for the ruse, they fired 6 salvos of missiles of 5-10 in each salvo just a few hours into the cease fire firing them into Israel. They never had any intention of keeping the cease fire


15 posted on 08/01/2014 7:01:55 AM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: SeekAndFind

BiBi, I hope that you finally understand that it is time to finish off Hamas. There is no reasoning or dealing with them, they only want to destroy Israel and kill it’s people. Tell Kerry and Obama to stuff it.


16 posted on 08/01/2014 7:07:57 AM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: SeekAndFind
Connect the global dots of bad situations. What's to stop Ebola from spreading into Gaza, Israel, Syrian Refugee camps, chaotic Libya, and too many places to name? In war zones, you've got people traveling all over the globe and back home to get involved.

I pray that there are some sane people in charge who can look at the total picture and stop the insanity.

17 posted on 08/01/2014 7:12:19 AM PDT by grania
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To: SeekAndFind

Kerry was rushing to the cameras and microphones to take credit for this "ceasefire." It was a moment of ultimate narcissism.

The conflict between Israel and her murderous neighbors is one of Good vs. Evil. It is God vs. Satan.

Kerry and Obama are on the side of Hell.

18 posted on 08/01/2014 7:44:48 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SeekAndFind

Quick, Kerry, write out another big check to Hamas.


19 posted on 08/01/2014 7:57:12 AM PDT by bgill
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To: SeekAndFind

Extermination is the only answer to such evil.


20 posted on 08/01/2014 8:04:49 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: MrB
Personally, I think Israel should announce to all that Palestinians have 24 hours to leave through approved check points after which they should fill every hole, trench or tunnel with liquid explosives and set it off. That is the only way to get rid of tunnels.
21 posted on 08/01/2014 9:39:02 AM PDT by Bobby_Taxpayer
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To: SkyPilot

Kerry and Obama are on the side of Satan.

Islam and Liberals do not recognize Satan. To them disagreement is evil/Satan.

In the last days men will be given the choice between truth and good or deciet and evil. They will be judged by these choices.

Islam/Liberalism is not now, nor has it ever been compatible with a civilized world.


22 posted on 08/01/2014 9:40:00 AM PDT by WilliamRobert (We are doomed if good men stand by and do nothing.)
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To: WilliamRobert
Kerry and Obama are on the side of Satan. Islam and Liberals do not recognize Satan. To them disagreement is evil/Satan. In the last days men will be given the choice between truth and good or deciet and evil. They will be judged by these choices. Islam/Liberalism is not now, nor has it ever been compatible with a civilized world.

Exactly.

I don't agree with everything the guy below has ever said or done, but someone explain to me again why he is a "wack job" with what he has said vis a vis Obama, Israel, Muslims, etc?

The real "wack jobs" are the spiritually blind morons who are leading us into the abyss.

23 posted on 08/01/2014 10:01:09 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SeekAndFind

unexpected /s


24 posted on 08/01/2014 10:26:08 AM PDT by Cubs Fan (Illegal immigration will be America's downfall)
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To: Jabba the Nutt

You nailed it.

Bump.


25 posted on 08/01/2014 12:03:43 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: SeekAndFind

Does anyone around here read the Bible? If there is a brokered peace treaty and you are here to see it, you are in BIG trouble.


26 posted on 08/01/2014 12:05:58 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Soon everything in America will be "free", except it's people.)
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To: Piranha

These news sources with their slant against Israel cannot seem to put 2 and 2 together. The Israelis were approached by a suicide bomber. He was able to get close enough to kill two soldiers. Israel did not fire before he killed two soldiers. Who broke the cease-fire?


27 posted on 08/01/2014 12:07:37 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Anti-Hillary

I do, and you’re absolutely right. The “peace treaty” will be made by the anti-Christ. I still think Obummer is too stupid to be that man, but we know he’s in the world and soon to be on the scene. Maybe I’m wrong about O. Anyway, “come, Lord Jesus.”


28 posted on 08/01/2014 4:58:11 PM PDT by CatDancer (tagline expired)
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