Hamas complains to Egypt about Israeli 'cease fire violations'
Isn't this just great? The Islamist 'government' of Gaza is complaining to the Islamist government of Egypt
about alleged Israeli 'cease fire violations.' (I'm not even sure where to put the scare quotes in that one).
Gaza medical officials said the 21-year-old man had been among six
Palestinians wounded by gunfire during Friday's demonstration near
southern Rafah, and had later died in hospital.
The IDF said the Palestinians had tried to vandalize the fortified
fence and that soldiers shot at their legs after first trying to warn
The Gaza Strip's Hamas government described the
incident, as well as the Israel Navy's seizure of nine Palestinian
fisherman on Wednesday, as violations of a ceasefire mediated by Cairo
to end a surge of cross-border fighting this month.
discussed this with Egyptian officials, so they guarantee a cessation to
those violations," Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said.
Palestinian access to the Gaza fence and to fishing waters heavily
patrolled by Israel were among conditions lodged by Hamas and other
armed factions in the Cairo talks.
Israel said it was willing to ease its military clampdown on the territory if the Palestinians did not pose a threat.
I don't see this 'cease fire' lasting very long. It's too bad we didn't finish Hamas of while we had the chance four years ago. Now, they've become a much bigger problem.
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