Skip to comments.Gaza truce agreed, Hamas says, to take effect in hours
Posted on 11/20/2012 9:08:09 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Gaza truce agreed, Hamas says, to take effect in hours
By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller | Reuters 30 mins ago
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire in the Gaza conflict will go into effect later on Tuesday, a Hamas official said.
There was no immediate Israeli comment. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said earlier he was open to a long-term deal to halt Palestinian rocket attacks on his country.
"An agreement for calm has been reached. It will be declared at 9 o'clock (1900 GMT) and go into effect at midnight (2200 GMT)," Hamas official Ayman Taha told Reuters from Cairo, where efforts have been under way to end seven days of hostilities.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was heading to the region from Asia and was expected in Jerusalem late on Tuesday for talks with Netanyahu on Wednesday.
Earlier, Egypt's state media quoted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi as announcing "that the farce of Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip will end on Tuesday"
Mursi said, according to the reports, that "efforts to conclude a truce between the Palestinian and Israeli sides will produce positive results in the next few hours".
Amid international efforts mounted to stop the fighting and avert a possible Israeli ground invasion of the densely populated Gaza Strip, Israel pressed on with air strikes and Palestinian rockets flashed across the border on Tuesday.
"No country would tolerate rocket attacks against its cities and against its civilians. Israel cannot tolerate such attacks," Netanyahu said with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who arrived in Jerusalem from talks in Cairo, at his side.
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Truce? Try surrender. This time will only be used to allow reinforcements and resupply.
It’ll take effect when they have exhausted all of their rockets.
The question is: How much of Gaza can the IDF destroy before 5:00pm, est?
Personally, I think the IDF should go on full bore ‘Ignore’ and Charley Mike (Continue the Mission)!
Hillary’s only there to cut another tax funded aid check for more Iranian missiles. She could care less about Israel. Except to humiliate them.
They certainly call it HUDNA on Al-Jazeera, which I watched this AM.
Keep bombing until the second the “cease fire” goes into effect, then stop. Resume the moment the first rocket is launched from Gaza, before it can even reach its target if possible. Meanwhile, say nothing to acknowledge there even *is* a “cease fire.” These damnable “cease fires” are only excuses for the Palies to rest up, bandage up and load up for another go at the Joooos.
Until we get restocked with rockets, no fair shootin’ at us!
I was hoping for some collateral damage...
The Muzzies always want a truce, when they are about to get their collective arses handed to them.
Israel should invade and arrest every Hamas operative , and execute them on the spot.ALL OF THEM.
Problem solved. Israel knows who the mid to upper Hamas operatives are, and has been picking them off daily, one after the other. Thats why Hamas wants a truce.
I hope Israel invades and takes care of these Hamas/Muslim Brotherhood POSs in the next while. I love to see Islamofascists cooking off for good.
I think all they were doing was testing to see how effective the Iron Dome defence might be under a concentrated bombardment.
North Viet Nam used to play this game ...
I think all they were doing was testing to see how effective the Iron Dome defence might be under a concentrated bombardment.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
That makes a lot of sense startegically. Iran is likely even now designing a delivery vehicle for its nuclear
devices, and so they have to decide what kind of parabolic trajectory is most likely to succeed. One wonders who is helping Iran with their rocketry? The Obama admin. sub rosa? Russia?
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