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  • Obama Pressured Israel to Stop Demanding Demilitarization of Hamas

    08/28/2014 1:20:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/28/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The ceasefire agreement didn’t give Hamas everything it wanted, but it gave Israel nothing at all.Israel’s insistence on demilitarizing Gaza fell by the wayside.Why? Here’s one answer. Nabil Shaath, a senior PLO official and confidante of PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas, said that Israel dropped the demand that Hamas be demilitarized, due to American pressure, in an interview with the Arabic Ma’an News Agency. As usual the war was won on the battlefield and lost at the negotiating table. Which means it will have to be repeated in a year or two with a stronger Hamas.Without demilitarizing Gaza, the entire...
  • Cabinet Was Split Over Ceasefire - But Netanyahu Accepted Anyway

    08/26/2014 12:17:56 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 17 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 8/26/2014 | Ari Soffer
    Ministers from Jewish Home, Yisrael Beytenu and even Likud opposed truce - but PM circumvented cabinet vote on a legal technicality. Roughly half the cabinet was opposed to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's decision to agree to an open-ended ceasefire with Hamas - but the decision was passed unilaterally by the PM anyway.
  • Security Council Urges Return to Ceasefire Talks

    08/20/2014 4:46:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/8/14
    The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday urged Israel and the Palestinian Arabs to return to the negotiating table to quickly agree on a lasting truce in Gaza. In a unanimously adopted statement quoted by AFP, the 15-member council "offered full support to the Egyptian initiative and called upon the parties to resume negotiations to urgently reach a sustainable and lasting ceasefire." The statement drafted by France was agreed after negotiations in Cairo teetered on the verge of collapse amid a fresh flare-up of violence. The measure fell short of a full resolution, but diplomats signaled they would be ready...
  • Israel and Hamas agree to extend cease-fire for 24 hours (Netanyahu caves again)

    08/18/2014 2:11:07 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/19/2014 00:03
    The Gaza cease-fire is now due to end at midnight on Tuesday, after Israel and Hamas agreed to extend it by 24-hours to allow additional time to come to an understanding to stop the violence.
  • Report: US Assigned to Pressure Israel in Truce Agreements

    08/17/2014 2:13:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    inn ^ | 8/17/14 | Tova Dvorin
    The American government has been asked by the international community to directly intervene in any truce agreement between Israel and Hamas, according to a report in Arabic daily Al-Hayat, and force Israel to agree to Hamas's demands in future ceasefire agreements. Egypt was reportedly behind the guarantee, as rumors swirl that the current conditions being discussed have found support both from the international community at large and from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. Israel has denied agreeing to any truce deal proposed so far, however, and diplomatic sources in Jerusalem have emphasized repeatedly that Israel will not agree to any...
  • Hamas Rejects 'Final' Ceasefire Proposal: 'Death For Allah Is Our Most Exalted Wish'

    08/17/2014 12:25:54 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/16/14 | Daniel Nussbaum
    JERUSALEM - Hamas reportedly rejected a comprehensive, 11-clause long term ceasefire proposal on Saturday. Egypt has warned that this proposal will be its final effort to secure a lasting end to the Israel-Gaza conflict. According to details leaked by Egyptian newspaper al-Shorouk, the 11-clause proposal contained several key concessions to the Palestinian delegation, including the opening of border crossings between Israel and Gaza, the elimination of the so-called "buffer zones" along the Israel-Gaza border, the extension of the fishing zone to 12 miles off the Gazan coast, and the assistance of Israel and the Palestinian Authority in rebuilding the infrastructure...
  • Ceasefire, Hamas Style: Rocket Barrage Hits Southern Israel

    08/13/2014 3:55:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 8/14/2014, 12:16 AM | Elad Benari
    Gaza terrorists fired a barrage of rockets towards southern Israel on Wednesday night, just moments before one ceasefire was set to end and a new one to begin. The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted one rocket over the city of Netivot. Two other rockets exploded in the Sdot Negev region. [] The latest rocket fire came just before midnight, when a 72-hour ceasefire was set to end. Moments before midnight, Israel and the Palestinian Arabs agreed to extend the 72-hour ceasefire.
  • Hamas Clarifies Truce Would Only Be to Plan Next War

    08/12/2014 2:40:56 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-12-14 | Ari Yashar
    Even as Israeli representatives are in Cairo to discuss a truce with Hamas on Tuesday, the terrorist group is taking pains to clarify it has no intentions of desisting from trying to wipe Israel off the map. Hamas's "military wing," the Al-Qassam Brigades, released a statement presenting its position on the ongoing talks in Egypt. "The warriors in Gaza are waiting with Allah's help to renew the fighting, or to return to planning the next campaign. There's no escape. Either jihad or planning (for the next jihad)," declared the statement. The remarks leave no doubts that even in the case...
  • Circus of Ceasefires Leaves Israelis Irate

    08/11/2014 11:09:54 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Israel Today ^ | Monday, August 11, 2014 | Aviel Schneider
    Criticism of the governments handling of the Gaza war is reaching fever pitch. No one seems to understand what direction Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pulling them in vis-a-vis Hamas. And everyone is getting the feeling that the terrorists increasingly determine the flow of life in Israel. Hundreds of families from the villages in the vicinity of Gaza protested what they said is the governments failure to provide security in Israels southern regions. The sentiment, which is shared by Israelis across the country, is that the army pulled out of Gaza too early. A number of cabinet ministers agree. Foreign...
  • Hamas Spokesman: Ceasefire Wasn't Extended Because of Israel

    08/08/2014 4:16:44 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-8-14 | Elad Benari, Canada
    Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri on Friday laid the blame on Israel for the ceasefire in Gaza not being extended, saying the Jewish state did not provide a clear response to Hamass conditions. Speaking at a news conference in Gaza City and quoted by the Maan news agency, Abu Zuhri said that the lack of response undermined Palestinian demands and that Israeli stubbornness led to not extending the ceasefire. He accused Israel of stalling and wasting time, adding that it must accept all of Hamass conditions. He said that Israel rejected the establishment of an airport or a seaport and...
  • Hamas Ultimatum: Open Gaza Sea Port or We Start Firing on Friday

    08/07/2014 12:47:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    INN ^ | 8/7/2014, 10:29 PM | (AFP)
    A spokesman for Hamass military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, warned Thursday of renewed fighting with Israel if talks in Cairo to extend a 72-truce in Gaza collapsed. We appeal to the Palestinian delegation to not accept a ceasefire, unless it satisfies the demands of our people, a spokesman using the nom-de-guerre Abu Obeida said in a televised address, adding that Hamas fighters were ready to return to battle.
  • Hamas Ultimatum: Open Gaza Sea Port or We Start Firing on Friday

    08/07/2014 4:44:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/8/14
    A spokesman for Hamas's "military wing", the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, warned Thursday of renewed fighting with Israel if talks in Cairo to extend a 72-truce in Gaza collapsed. "We appeal to the Palestinian delegation to not accept a ceasefire, unless it satisfies the demands of our people," a spokesman using the nom-de-guerre Abu Obeida said in a televised address, adding that Hamas fighters were "ready to return to battle." The three-day truce ending four weeks of bloodshed between Israel and Hamas is due to end at 0500 GMT Friday. .....
  • Hamas Holds 'Victory Rally' in Gaza

    08/07/2014 3:42:29 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-7-14 | Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP
    Hamas staged a "victory rally" on Thursday in Gaza, as the future of a three-day ceasefire remains uncertain. Hundreds of Palestinians poured onto the streets of Gaza City, chanting support for "resistance" against Israel, an AFP reporter said. Loudspeakers mounted by the roadside blared out Hamas victory songs as the crowd - most of them men but with some children dressed in combat fatigues and carrying toy guns - gathered in the square outside the parliament building. A huge Palestinian flag hung behind a podium where speakers whipped up the crowd with chants of victory on the eve of the...
  • Hamas ultimatum: Failing a Gaza seaport, the war goes on and thousands of Israelis will die

    08/07/2014 1:44:49 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | August 7, 2014, 10:35 PM (IDT)
    Hours before the 72-hour ceasefire was due to expire Friday morning, Aug. 8, the Palestinian Hamas military wing slapped down an ultimatum before Israel: Either allow the Gaza Strip to have an open seaport which would be tantamount to lifting the Gaza blockade - or prepare for a long and brutal war of attrition with thousands of fatalities. Hamas decision about extending the ceasefire was tensely awaited Thursday night after Israels acceptance. Instead, the Palestinian Islamists declared that the war would go on unless Israel bowed to their dictates. Israels envoys had previously rejected their demand for a deep...
  • Israel offers Gaza truce extension but Hamas rejection reported

    08/06/2014 2:30:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/06/2014
    Israel has offered to extend a three-day ceasefire in Gaza which began on Tuesday after nearly a month of conflict, Israeli officials say. However, unconfirmed reports on social media suggest the militant Hamas movement, which controls Gaza, has not agreed to the extension. Egypt has been mediating in indirect Israeli-Palestinian talks. More than 1,800 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 67 Israelis, mainly soldiers, have died in the conflict. A Thai national in Israel was also killed. A senior Israeli official told the BBC Israel had expressed its readiness to extend the truce under its current terms beyond its expiry on Friday....
  • Hamas: No Agreement to Extend Ceasefire

    08/06/2014 2:46:42 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-5-14 | Elad Benari and AFP
    Hamas deputy leader Moussa Abu Marzouk said on Wednesday there has been no agreement to extend a 72-hour ceasefire with Israel that is set to expire on Friday, according to AFP. "There is no agreement to extend the ceasefire," wrote Abu Marzouk on Twitter. He is part of a Palestinian Authority delegation holding indirect talks with Israel in Cairo, the report noted. Israel indicated on Wednesday it was prepared to extend the ceasefire as Egyptian mediators pushed for a durable truce, but Hamas was quick to reject that notion, with a spokesman saying that the sides would "resume fighting immediately...
  • Israel Can Thank Hillary For Hamas Terror Tunnels

    08/05/2014 9:22:22 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 17 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 08/04/2014 | Editorial
    Mideast: Finally, the president has scolded Hamas for using its tunnels to attack Israel. But he should also fault his former secretary of state. It was Hillary Clinton who aided their construction. Rewind to 2012. Then, as now, Hamas terrorists in Gaza were raining rockets on Israeli towns. Eight days of cross-border fighting claimed 166 Palestinian and six Israeli lives. Just 48 hours before Israeli troops planned to invade Gaza, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton brokered a cease-fire. She flew to the region and met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders and announced a peace deal from Cairo. The cease-fire held,...
  • By Slamming Israel, Media Ensure HAMAS Kills More Palestinians

    08/05/2014 8:00:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 5, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    As it winds towards a 72-hour truce brokered by Egypt, the latest round of conflict between Israel and Hamas has--finally--resorted to the pattern with which the international media are familiar: Palestinian terrorists attack Israel, Israel defends itself for a bit, a civilian target is hit, and Israel is forced to stop. Usually the media neglect to mention that Hamas hides weapons in, or initiates battles from, those same civilian sites, on purpose.
  • Israel Confirms Acceptance of 72-Hour Ceasefire

    08/04/2014 1:52:56 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-4-14 | Elad Benari
    Israel confirmed on Monday night that it has agreed to Egypts proposal for a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza, to begin Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. local time. The confirmation came after the ministers in the Security-Diplomacy Cabinet held a telephone discussion during which they voted to agree to the ceasefire. According to Channel 10 News, the ministers also decided that an Israeli delegation, headed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahus envoy Yitzhak Molho, would make its way to Cairo for talks on a permanent ceasefire. Earlier Monday, a senior Egyptian official said that both sides had agreed to the ceasefire. "Egypt's...
  • Netanyahu to US: Don't Second Guess Me on Hamas

    08/02/2014 9:36:54 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Following the quick collapse of the cease-fire in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the White House not to force a truce with Palestinian militants on Israel. The strong reaction came as top Israeli officials questioned the effort to forge the truce, accusing the U.S. and the United Nations of being naive in assuming the radical Hamas movement would adhere with its terms. The officials also blamed the Gulf state of Qatar for not forcing the militants to comply.