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Hamas Declares Victory, Gaza Celebrates
Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/11/12 | Gil Ronen

Posted on 11/21/2012 1:02:45 PM PST by Eleutheria5

Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal announced in a press conference Wednesday evening that Israel "has failed in all its goals" in Operation Defensive Pillar, following the cease fire announcement.

"After eight days, God stayed their hand from the people of Gaza, and they were compelled to submit to the conditions of the resistance," Mashaal said. "Israel has failed in all its goals," he told reporters in a Cairo hotel.

Mashaal also thanked ceasefire mediator Egypt, as well as Iran, which he said "had a role in arming" Hamas during the conflict.

Arabs in Gaza took to the streets to celebrate the start of the truce deal, firing into the air and chanting victory slogans, AFP reported.

The celebrations began shortly after the 9:00 p.m. deadline for the ceasefire to begin, agreed in a deal between Israel and Hamas that was announced in Egypt.

Heavy celebratory gunfire could be heard throughout Gaza, and residents also released fireworks into the night sky, where Israeli drones could still be buzzing heard overhead. .....

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ceasefire; gaza; hamas; israel; rockets; suckers
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Israel Announces Ceasefire, Hamas Keeps Firing http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/162371

Text of Ceasefire Agreement http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/162375

Has there been yet another leak of lethal stupid gas in the world? There is an unlimited supply, it seems, and they don't make pipes the way they used to.

1 posted on 11/21/2012 1:02:58 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

I thought Bibi was smarter than that. I wonder what sword Hillary held over his head.


2 posted on 11/21/2012 1:04:41 PM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: Eleutheria5

Israel should have never disengaged from the Gaza strip.


3 posted on 11/21/2012 1:05:28 PM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Eleutheria5

well, some of them are celebrating. a lot of them are taking a dirt nap, courtesy of the israelis.


4 posted on 11/21/2012 1:05:51 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Eleutheria5

Is Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal the erstwhile Baghdad Bob?


5 posted on 11/21/2012 1:07:34 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Daveinyork; Eleutheria5

me too, I wonder.


6 posted on 11/21/2012 1:08:54 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Eleutheria5; Nachum

All four sides are claiming victory!

Hamas, Egypt, Israel and Hitlery/Obama.


7 posted on 11/21/2012 1:09:20 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Eleutheria5

Not only are these people evil, sick and twisted; but they are also completely delusional.
Pray for peace, real peace.


8 posted on 11/21/2012 1:11:17 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: onyx
All four Both sides are claiming victory!

Hamas/Egypt/Hitlery/Obama and Israel.


9 posted on 11/21/2012 1:13:32 PM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: South40
The muslim terrorist group has claimed 76 people have been killed in Gaza during the recent hostilities and more than 660 were injured.

Compared to a total of 5 Israelis dead and 69 wounded.

Yup, that's quite a victory.

10 posted on 11/21/2012 1:13:32 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Hellary saves the day, eheheheheheheh. Is this the new gleeful narrative from the Left Scheme Media propagandists?
Guess Ambassador Stevens was simply SOL chumped by team Barry.


11 posted on 11/21/2012 1:14:03 PM PST by tflabo
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To: Eleutheria5

Hamas is always celebrating..I remember on 9/11 when they passed out candy in the streets to the kids when the towers fell..these are the vermin we are dealing with..I would have never agreed to a cease fire, especially after they blew up a bus in Tel Aviv..they will just stock pile rockets again, it will never end til every single one of those cockroaches are destroyed


12 posted on 11/21/2012 1:14:45 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Eleutheria5

Yup, Egypt thinks they won the last war too...they even celebrate it every year.

The proof that they did not win that war is the fact that Israel still exists.


13 posted on 11/21/2012 1:14:58 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Looks like Benghazi Experts, Obama and H. Clinton, have been successful in getting their terrorist enlistment drive off to a good start.

I think that when Obama promised “shovel ready” jobs, he was referring to mass graves.... they’re coming.

**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**


14 posted on 11/21/2012 1:16:18 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: tflabo

So, when do the Peace Prize nominations have to be in?


15 posted on 11/21/2012 1:18:19 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Fzob

It wouldn’t matter if they killed the terrorists and left one person alive, they would still claim victory. All Israel has to do is wait until Hamas eventually sends another rocket over and then go smash them again.


16 posted on 11/21/2012 1:19:11 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: Eleutheria5
Victory? Israel is still on the map, and Jerusalem is still her capital. How well is that Hamas cesspool in Gaza doing?
17 posted on 11/21/2012 1:20:05 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Eleutheria5

Serves one purpose......Gaza reloads.


18 posted on 11/21/2012 1:21:20 PM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Anything short of total annihilation is a win for them.


19 posted on 11/21/2012 1:24:21 PM PST by PJammers (I can't help it... It's my idiom!)
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To: vpintheak
Hamas reminds me of the old poem about the signifying Monkey, which I cannot post because of the language. For brave hearts you can google the Signifying Monkey. Some of you will already be familiar with it. "The monkey said to the lion, don't you roar. I'll come down out of this tree and kick your big A$$ some more.
20 posted on 11/21/2012 1:24:57 PM PST by billhilly
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To: South40
It is when they have an endless supply of bodies and life means nothing to them. Once again Israel held back or was coerced by Obama. I wish we knew what the US rally said to Netanyahu.
21 posted on 11/21/2012 1:26:58 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Eleutheria5

Any news about the ship loaded with rockets that had left Iran and was heading towards the Red Sea? It was mentioned here, in FR, a day or two ago.


22 posted on 11/21/2012 1:28:41 PM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: gundog

Jimmah C has been strangely quiet on this matter in recent days. Is the old man going soft on his anti-semetic interpretations or has some sanity creeped back into his inner gizzards?


23 posted on 11/21/2012 1:30:02 PM PST by tflabo
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To: Eleutheria5
American communists pigs win again.
24 posted on 11/21/2012 1:30:44 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Eleutheria5
I may be slammed for this but Islam is and always have been our enemy. My ancestors fought these bastards as far back as 800 years ago for a reason.

This war will continue until one of us are eliminated.

25 posted on 11/21/2012 1:31:42 PM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Eleutheria5

Will Egypt now get their $400 million now for a couple minute peace? My daughter says( reserve volunteer) said the rocket and mortar fire hasn’t stopped from Gazam and that was ten minutes ago so that’s what 2224 Israeli time?


26 posted on 11/21/2012 1:34:33 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: vpintheak

Real peace? I am reminded of that scene in Independence Day

“can there be a peace between us?”
“No peace”
“What is you want us to do?”
“Die”


27 posted on 11/21/2012 1:37:07 PM PST by plain talk
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To: tflabo

According to my psychic clock, he’s near death. Can’t think of any other reason the TODAY show wouldn’t have trotted him out by now.


28 posted on 11/21/2012 1:37:57 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Charles Krauthammer explained it best (on Special Report):

It’s one of the reasons that Hamas started this all in the first place. And they did with a barrage of 150 rockets, over several days before Israel retaliated. Why would they want to do that? Because Hamas’s strategic aim right now is to change — is to institutionalize the change in their relations, their power. Two sources of the power. Number one, the weaponry, the new weaponry. They can actually hit Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. They shot a rocket that landed outside of Jerusalem for the first time in 40 years that has happened. So their weaponry is now sophisticated. It’s stronger. But they also want to translate the new strategic relation by the change of the neighborhood. Turkey, which is a very strong pro-Israel ally for 60 years is now run by a moderate Islamist, who is extremely anti-Israel. He calls Israel a “terrorist state” today. Egypt is run by the Brotherhood, which as you know is the mother organization of Hamas, which is simply the Palestinian wing of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. And lastly, the Emir of Qatar dropped in a month ago and he left behind half a billion dollars. So there’s are an array of countries. What is Hamas trying to do? It wants to translate the increase in strength to new agreements. Its demands are now for the cease-fire that Israel agrees not to attack again, to allow Hamas to build up its weaponry, and to pledge not to hit any Hamas leaders. And not to hit in the future any Hamas weapons or missiles, which means it would have a truce, it never will have a peace. It will have a truce; it’s called a “hoodna.” During which they will become extremely strong, develop hundreds of thousands of rockets that can hit Israel. Can hit Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and put 80 percent of Israel under its rockets. Israel will never agree to that. That is slow suicide. So, as long as Hamas is demanding that the offensive will continue. And if it keeps demanding it, as we heard David Lee Miller report beyond a day or two, there will be a ground invasion.


29 posted on 11/21/2012 1:38:03 PM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Eleutheria5

“Israel Announces Ceasefire”

Why am I not surprised? Israel’s favorite game must be hokey pokey. They talk tough, attack Hamas a little bit and then pull out just when they are about to win.


30 posted on 11/21/2012 1:38:38 PM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Now I am beginning to understand how the morons who support Obama still celebrate his continued seizure of power even as their society and economy crumble around them.

Yes, Virginia, there REALLY ARE people stupid enough to believe that the loss of life, morality, and wealth is "good".

31 posted on 11/21/2012 1:40:07 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: ari-freedom

Do they believe they’ve mowed down all the rocketeers that are at least an immediate danger?

Stinks that they can’t administer a fuller beatdown to the responsible parties. Still they are forced into playing world politics. For now.


32 posted on 11/21/2012 1:40:57 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: South40

All those Gazans sent to a virginful paradise. Aren’t ya ENVIOUS???


33 posted on 11/21/2012 1:44:10 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“Do they believe they’ve mowed down all the rocketeers that are at least an immediate danger?”

New ones will quickly take their place. Hamas and Hezbollah now knows the limits of Iron Dome and will be ready for a real coordinated attack if Israel decides it has to take out Iran’s nukes.


34 posted on 11/21/2012 1:44:35 PM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: Fzob

EXACTLY RIGHT!

someday they will have to take back that miserable little strip of land, if only to stop the continuous smuggling of deadly weapons designed to kill Israelis

Hillary and Obama have saved the terrorists again, so that ... they will now live to fight another day, meaning (according to the Koran) when they are armed with even more deadly weapons so they can “win” at their murderous aggression


35 posted on 11/21/2012 1:46:27 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: ari-freedom

The Dome worked awfully well, to tell the truth; and Israel has more hellfire than just what it dished out this past week. Gazans thinking “oh, this is it” will get rude surprises.


36 posted on 11/21/2012 1:49:42 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Daveinyork

She threatened to flash him!


37 posted on 11/21/2012 1:50:50 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: vpintheak

Real peace? I am reminded of that scene in Independence Day

“can there be a peace between us?”
“No peace”
“What is you want us to do?”
“Die”


38 posted on 11/21/2012 1:52:17 PM PST by plain talk
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To: SoFloFreeper

I just got a wiff of the stuff. Darrr. Obama is our saviour. Hurricane Sandy was all Bush’s fault. If only he had signed Kyoto, hurricanes would have stopped happening. That they didn’t is proof that global warming exists. Here, Obama. Redistribute my wealth. I don’t need it. Darrr.


39 posted on 11/21/2012 1:56:46 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“The Dome worked awfully well, to tell the truth; and Israel has more hellfire than just what it dished out this past week. Gazans thinking “oh, this is it” will get rude surprises.”

It’s very expensive and Hamas knows it can grind Israel’s economy to a halt at any time. They didn’t even coordinate the attack with Hezbollah in the north.


40 posted on 11/21/2012 1:59:48 PM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: miss marmelstein

That would work.


41 posted on 11/21/2012 2:00:09 PM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: Former Fetus

Gosharootie. Will they get free overland transport from Port Eilat, or will Egypt wave them through the Suez? I wonder what’s in the rest of that cease fire agreement.


42 posted on 11/21/2012 2:01:28 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

When do Arabs not “take to the streets”? They’re always in the middle of the street.


43 posted on 11/21/2012 2:03:15 PM PST by Virginia
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To: Eleutheria5

When do Arabs not “take to the streets”? They’re always in the middle of the street.


44 posted on 11/21/2012 2:03:29 PM PST by Virginia
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To: miss marmelstein

She grabbed his little dog and threatened to throw him in the river. “Not little Toto,” shrieked Bibi.


45 posted on 11/21/2012 2:09:29 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Daveinyork

More lies about U.S. support re Iran...


46 posted on 11/21/2012 2:09:43 PM PST by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Eleutheria5

47 posted on 11/21/2012 2:11:31 PM PST by OB1kNOb (On November 6th liberty was given the death penalty in America.)
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To: Virginia

No s@#$. Try driving down the street in Hebron, it’s like a never ending, directionless parade. Chickens, goats, donkeys, toddlers, young married couples, entire families constantly milling about like it’s their living room. And they move out of the way just enough to avoid being hit.


48 posted on 11/21/2012 2:12:16 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Virginia

Anyone notice Hilary wearing green, (the color of the Pallirats) as well as Anderson Cooper and a bunch of other TV reporters fro the MSM wearing green jackets?


49 posted on 11/21/2012 2:13:06 PM PST by wolfman
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To: South40

75 to 5 is a ratio that most military folk would consider a victory if the opposing sides had the same amount of troops....but Islam has a billion and Israel has a few million. Its like 300 or 400 to 1.

Israel needs to push everyone out of Gaza because everyone in Gaza is their enemy. .....actually they need to nuke Iran. Once they do that, everything else would be easier since supplies would lessen for the remainder of terroristic Islum.

Netenyahu better learn that time is not on Israel’s side. Every day the enemy gets more technologically advanced and politically stronger.


50 posted on 11/21/2012 2:24:10 PM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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