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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Cease fire hudna in Gaza at 6:00 AM

A cease fire hudna is to go into effect in the Gaza Strip at 6:00 AM Sunday. Israel accepted the 'Palestinian' offer, pursuant to which it will stop military operations in Gaza in return for an end to all Palestinian violence, including rocket fire, tunneling, and suicide bombers. The word came in an announcement from the Prime Minister's Office Saturday night. I guess the operation in Gaza was more effective than we credited it with being.
According to the Prime Minister's Office, Abbas phoned Olmert and told him that he had received an agreement from all the different Palestinian factions to the cease fire, and in response "requested that Israel would stop all military operations in the Gaza Strip, and withdraw all its forces from there."

The statement said that after speaking to his senior ministers and top security officials, Olmert told Abbas that Israel would respond favorably "since Israel was operating in the Gaza Strip in response to the violence."

Olmert, according to the statement, told Abbas "the end of the violence could bring about the end of Israeli operations, and his hope that this would bring stability to both sides."
The hudna is only in Gaza and not in Judea and Samaria. Lest any of you get any idea that this is the end of the fighting, please note that the 'Palestinian' terrorists are going to use this time to regroup:
Abu Mujahed, a spokesman for the Popular Resistance Committees, a Hamas ally, said, "We have set 6 a.m. tomorrow morning to stop firing rockets toward Zionist towns in our occupied land in return for a mutual cessation of the aggression committed against our people."

"We give six months to open real political horizons ... we agreed on the national accord to establish a Palestinian state, with the June 4, 1967 borders," he said.

He warned that if an agreement is not reached within that time, "Hamas will become stronger and the resistance will resume ... and will go on with a third intifada."
And you wonder why I don't favor these 'cease fires'?


At 2:16 AM, Blogger chugibugi said...

dont you guys in israel see the obvious,this incompotent fool of a prime minister is leading your country towards complete ruin and destruction
why oh why dont at least a half million of your citizens take to the streets and bring down this evil government

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...

Because half a million people in the streets won't bring down the government. The MK's here are beholden only to their parties and not to the voters. And the parties backing Olmert figure that anyone who is unhappy about it will have a short memory.


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