#43 As For The Rest of Your Post Steve ... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Tim R
    • 30.09.09 | 00:20 (IST)

    ...who do you think you are fooling? The ill informed? "...until Israel effectively ended the truce on November 4..."(Steve) Ask yourself this: Who benefits from the status quo and who has been asking for this conflict to be settled peacefully with both sides to recognize each other, for over 60 years? The Arabs or the Israelis? Does Hamas want to recognize Israel? Would Hamas be happy with even an indefinite cease fire? Would a cease fire serve their oft stated aim of destroying Israel? No it wouldn't and that's why they were the ones who broke the cease fire Steve. Even Abbas admits it: ?I say in all honesty, we made contact with leaders in Hamas in the Gaza Strip. We spoke with them in all honesty and directly, and after that we spoke with them indirectly, through more than one Arab and non-Arab side... We spoke with them on the telephone and we said: 'We beg of you, we hope that you won't break [the ceasefire.] As the [Egyptian foreign] Minister said: 'Don't break the ceasefire, the ceasefire must continue and not stop.' In order to avoid [violence] that has happened. If only we had avoided it.? PA President Mahmoud Abbas2b 2b - Palestinian Media Watch, (February 29, 2009). Even Abbas was pleading with Hamas to continue the cease fire but did they listen? Of course not!

    from the article: The Gaza War 'victory' - Has Israel grown dependent on terror?
    First published 17:13 22.09.09 | Last updated 17:29 22.09.09
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