Skip to comments.Israel Sends Hamas 36-Hour Ultimatum
Posted on 11/19/2012 12:11:58 AM PST by bruinbirdman
Diplomatic message to Egypt: Hamas terrorism must cease by Tuesday evening or we step up attack.
Israel has delivered an ultimatum to Hamas through Egypt, according to which the IDF will widen its offensive in Gaza in 36 hours unless Hamas ceases firing rockets and smuggling arms into Gaza, IDF Radio reported Monday morning.
Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz told the station that the time left before Israel steps up its attack can be measured in "hours, not days."
"We are at a junction," he said. "Either we go toward a calm or toward a meaningful widening of the operation including a possible move to achieve complete military decision."
Tank soldier in prayer.
There are ongoing contacts between Israel and Hamas through intermediaries, IDF Radio said, but the gaps between the sides are still very large. According to reports in Cairo, Hamas demands a complete removal of the blockade on Gaza, an IDF commitment to stop crossing the security fence into Gaza and a cessation of targeted killings.
Israel, for its part, demands that Hamas cease firing rockets into Israel for a period of "several years" and a cessation of arms smuggling into Gaza. Israel agrees to Hamas's demand that the Rafiah crossing into Egypt be opened, but refuses to open crossings into Israel.
Hamas official Moussa Abu Marzuk said that Hamas will not agree to Israel's demands for a "security belt" on Gaza's eastern side, and a cessation of smuggling through the tunnels.
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Israel should never have given up the Gaza to begin with.
It’s 3:36 pm in Israel right now.
Obama FORGETS, with that of both Hamas and the MB is that the God of the Holy Bible DOES have Israel’s back.
Neither Egypt nor any of the other Arab states wants the Palestinians. In their ranking of people, Palis are at the bottom of the list, lower even than Pakistanis or Bangladeshis
No way they can close those terms. War.
“There are ongoing contacts between Israel and Hamas through intermediaries, IDF Radio said, but the gaps between the sides are still very large.”
Negotiating with Hamas, Terrorists, Jihadists, Islamists call them what you will is fruitless. It’s only for show to the rest of the World that they, the Israeli’s tried to work it out. The only time one of those Jihadist, those Muslim organizations will negotiate is if they need time to rearm, or gather more women, and children to hide behind, and then it’s all a lie on their part no matter what they say. They cannot, and should not ever be trusted, and I say this NOT to the Israeli’s, ‘cause they know already, but to the idiots in the rest of the World that might think Muslim’s are civilized.
Perhaps there are some Muslims some might know, and personally like, but take note they are selling you cigarettes, booze, and the like in hopes you kill yourself, or they are selling a homeland oil based product of gasoline, which benefits their cause. (sorta /S)
1. Give Gaza to Egypt. Let them deal with the terrorists. This way any rocket launch and Egypt will have to deal with the consequences.
2. Complete military trashing of Gaza and push all their residents into Egypt. Like what happened with the PLO being forced to Lebanon.
3. Bomb every tunnel so arms cannot be smuggled in and let it go at that. Plus kill all Hamas leadership worldwide.
'zat you, Joe?
Pay no attention to the whacky VP behind the curtain.
Benjamin Netanyahu is my president !
No unfortunately your President is Barack Obama unless you are an Israeli FREEPING from Israel...lol.
I totally agree. Send the filth across to Egypt, delouse and reduce to rubble what remains, clear it and populate it with humans.
As well as American Jews... Oh, wait.. we already know that answer.
“One four-letter word describes our goal in the Mideast, and that is P-E-A-C-E!”
That is why I consider him to be (Obama), a weakling, not the anti-Christ despite what some Christians think.
......Well, the ONLY HOLY BOOK I go with is THE HOLY BOOK, THE GREATEST BOOK of them all, the BIBLE.
Exactly. What was the logic in Israel giving up Gaza?
The rabbinical advisors of Agudath Israel of America have asked that everyone recite, in this order, Psalms 83, 130 and 142 every day that the crisis continues.
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