Skip to comments.Report: Israel negotiating imminent cease-fire
Posted on 11/17/2012 2:29:39 PM PST by Hojczyk
Truce backed by Turkey, Qatar, Egypt, US, according to Channel 2 report; Egypt's Morsi says "some indications" of truce in Gaza, warns against ground invasion; Russo: Israel will continue until rockets destroyed.
Israel is currently negotiating a cease-fire with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to take effect later in the night, sources told Channel 2 on Saturday night.
Egyptian President Mohamad Morsi gave credence to the report, saying there are "some indications" of a cease-fire in Gaza, but that there were not yet any guarantees.
"There are some indications that there is a possibility of a ceasefire soon, but we do not yet have firm guarantees," Morsi told a joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, who was visiting Cairo.
"We are striving with all seriousness to stop this aggression, to reach a ceasefire. We call on everyone to adhere to what has been agreed upon, and we hope for an agreement on that at the earliest opportunity," said Morsi.
The agreement is backed by Turkey, Qatar, Egypt and the United States, according to Channel 2.
The Prime Minister's Office denied reports that Israel had sent an official to Cairo for the negotiations.
Just hours earlier, OC Southern Command Maj.-Gen. Tal Russo said Israel will continue the operation in Gaza until it achieves its goals of destroying the arsenal threatening our civilians.
"During the operation, we have destroyed some of a massive terrorists arsenal aimed at Israeli civilians, and the operation has not yet finished" Russo said. "This operation will continue more than a couple days."
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Any “cease-fire” negotiated with the Muslim Brotherhood, the force behind this assault on Israel, is just because they had to have time to reload their launch vehicles....
Logistics is such a beyatch in these third world countries.
This silly cease-fire will tell me if Israel has learned her lessons.
How much pressure is there on Israel from the US to agree?
If you invade, do you even find all the missile stores?
Is this an exercise in futility? Probably so, but then in an absurd world, reason itself becomes somewhat absurd.
Expand on what you think Israel should do. It may make more sense then it seems on first blush.
‘t they learned anything?
Hamas needs to resupply.
A Hell of a lot of pressure, I assume.
Netenyahu is hopefully ignoring our nationial idiot all the time giving him reassurances.
Actually, I think the cease fire gives Israel some time to get more Iron Dome batteries built and deployed, as well as more interceptors. They’ve been kind of taking their time, but now they know the systems work and they’ve had a chance to see what the terrorists have to offer. They can use this downtime to tweak their programing and speed up production.
A cease fire short of destroying all of Hamas’ military capabilities would be a victory for the terrorists. The “international community” will cheer and make speeches. The Israelis will abide by the cease fire and the Palestinians will rearm to kill again.
I believe Bibi will do whatever he believes will be best for for the survival his nation.
Regardless, the Lord willing, Israel will soon cut the head off the snake and then where will Hamas get their rockets from?
They just intercepted one a few hours ago..
As well he should. So, the MSM and many countries are against Israel. Here’s a question......of ALL these “cease fires”, has Israel EVER been the one to break them?” I sure cant recall them ever doing so. So, why are so many against them? It seems even the American Jews are against them.....at least the 69% who voted for OblameA.
D1, anything short of carpet bombing the entire Gaza strip and then buldozing the rubble and the bodies into the Med is a half measure and will not end this cycle.
If the muslim brotherhood loves their palestinian fellow jihadis so much, let Egypt take any Hamas loving resident of Gza that chooses to leave after 24 hour notice from Israel.
BTW - They do not know if they were Syrian regulars or Obama Terrorist Insurgents that fired upon Israel. As far as the Israeli's should be concerned, is there really much of a difference ?
Psst, Israel, don’t trust them.
Israel must go into Gaza and clean out as much of their missile stockpiles as possible. And kill as many Hamas terrorist leaders as possible. They need to decrease the attack capability of Hamas (in league with Iran) in order to neutralize any attacks from Gaza for when they go after Iran and bomb their nuclear facilities.
Israel doesn’t want war on many fronts, so in neutralizing Gaza, that eliminates one source of counter attack if they go after Iran’s nuclear facilities. Hamas is in league with Iran, and would counter attack on their behalf if Israel bombs Iran’s nuclear sites, so getting the Pali’s (Hamas) out of the way now gives Israel one leg up later, when it goes after Iran.
Israel will still be vulnerable to attack from Lebanon, but one front to have to fight on is better than two. Eliminate one of them now, namely Gaza. Gives Israel much better odds in the long run. Israel must eliminate as much danger from the Hamas front as possible, right now.
Um, Egypt wants a cease fire? Weren’t rockets fired from Egypt?
It looks like nobody wants Israeli ground troops going in there to get those weapons. Wonder if it might be inconvenient to someone for us to find exactly what they are, and where they came from.
That is a very intriguing thought. Thanks!
At various times I have voiced something similar. It’s something I’m not entirely comfortable with, although times come and go where I see it as likely the only answer.
My reasoning generally focuses on an explanation, a lamenting of no resolution to the problem, and a plan instituted to put an end to the constant turmoil.
Make no mistake about it though, moving the Arabs off the West Bank and Gaza makes Israel a viable bulls-eye.
Right now, it would be literally impossible to use nukes on Israel, without killing the Arabs on the West Bank and Gaza too.
Plus, a lot of available missiles and arms may not even be stored in Gaza. I'm wondering if this latest deal is an attempt to get Israel to use up a large portion of it's anti-missile armaments and divert them for something even more sinister to be acted on. Morsi is playing both sides - calling Israel's defense of herself "unacceptable" and now making noise about cease-fires. Syria and Iran are probably polishing plans to keep Israel from trying to stop the nukes, and Obozo probably has more Benghazi-type "ambassadors" stirring the pot.
I’m not comfortable with the idea of genocide myself. In fact, I find the horror of the conclusion I draw make me loathe myself a little bit.
On the other side of the coin is the conclusion I draw about Islam itself; that the entire cult is incompatible with civilization as 5 Billion of the rest of us understand it. I do not allow my thoughts to progess much further than that — If I did, I just might take up drinking again.
Yes, you’re right. They may not be in Gaza. Your thought that this may be a way to deplete anti-missile missiles is also a valid point.
You just don’t know do you.
As for Syria, Iran, and Obozo, I hear ya.
Actually, my plans involve evacuating the people on the West Bank and Gaza. Just herd them over to Jordan, Syria, and Egypt. Let them deal with the people who will never be happy again.
Those nations know what they’d be dealing with. They don’t want them. They’ve already caused problems in Lebanon and Jordan that I know of.