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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Arab League to ask for no-fly zone over Gaza

And so, it begins. As I predicted when the Libya action started, the Arab League is asking the United Nations Security Council to impose a no-fly zone over Gaza.
The announcement came as Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported on Sunday that UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Roberty Serry successfully brokered a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip including Hamas.

The deal, reportedly reached Saturday night stipulated that the IDF stop its air and artillery strikes against Palestinian terrorist groups, who also reportedly have agreed to halt their rocket and mortar fire.

Neither Jerusalem nor Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip have announced a ceasefire, but senior officials made statements Sunday hinting to their openness towards such a deal.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said early Sunday that Jerusalem was willing to accept a mutual ceasefire with Hamas in Gaza after several days of projectile fire and IDF strikes, adding that "If necessary, we will act, but," he said, "restraint is also a form of strength."

"If they stop firing on our communities, we will stop firing. If they stop firing in general, it will be quiet, it will be good," Barak told Israel Radio.

On the Gazan the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, Al-Quds, said that it was committed to a ceasefire with Israel, saying it was in the "interests of our people not to give Israel an excuse to launch a major military operation in Gaza."

The announcement came only hours after the group claimed responsibility for firing three mortars and a rocket into Israeli territory Sunday morning.

Abu Ahmed, Islamic Jihad's spokesperson, said that his group would cease violence "so long as Israel fulfills it's responsibility and stops attacks against the Palestinian people in Gaza."

Hamas also softened its language on Sunday.
A cease fire is fine so long as it's not another situation where we cease and they fire. But a no-fly zone is completely unacceptable. The terrorists will fire on us and then hide behind a no-fly zone? Someone better tell the French that we're not Gadhafi and we can shoot their planes down.

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At 7:28 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Carl.
I completely agree,the time has come for Israel to tell everyone to mind their own business.It was to be expected and only a full war will solve this upcoming clash.

At 7:43 PM, Blogger Unbeliever said...

A no fly zone? Great! Wait, we ARE talking about no qassam rockets or Grad missiles being launched into Israel, aren't we?

At 8:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, the "no-fly zone" concept in Libya isn't slowing Gadaffi down as his mechanized forces continue to overrun the sorta not Al Qaeda Libyan rebels:


But then he isn't a Zionist--the perfumed Arab pimps fronting for Hamas and their Turkish boudoir mates might be hoping somebody would really screw the Zioinsts for them.

Then again, Israel isn't Libya either.

At 10:44 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Who will enforce such a zone on behalf of Hamas.

From where?

A ceasefire may happen but only if the Palestinians don't take it to mean Israel can show restraint while they are free to slaughter Jews whenever they like.

Personally, I'd say clean out Hamas from Gaza but there is no stomach for it in Israel and with all of the red tape the IDF has handcuffed itself with, why bother?

So we're going to return to living with a heavily armed Hamas stan for two reasons: Jewish cowardice and fear of world opinion.

At 12:28 AM, Blogger Hutzpan said...

To Unbeliever

The no-fly zone is above Gaza, and qassam rockets fly above Israel, so no problem.

At 10:23 PM, Blogger Kilauea Poetry said...

This is unreal..but typical! I wish they'd wipe out Hamas as well. Just like David Horowitz said "they shout it from the roof tops" as to what their intentions are (as seen in the Horowitz Freedom Center film- (Palestinian Wall of Lies)?


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