#62 One of your more sensible posts, Jeff - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 09.12.07 | 14:42 (IST)

    JN: "Why would Hamas consider a ceasfire at this point? " I would suspect it has something to do with backroom deals being hammered out between Hamas and Fatah, and being brokered right now by Egypt. There isn't much point in Abbas appointing a new unity govt and regaining Gaza if the IDF is intent on going in and pounding it into dust, is there? That assault has to be fallstalled first, and that requires a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel. Once that is done then a reprouchment between Hamas and Fatah makes sense, but *unless* a ceasfire is arranged first then the IDF can - and surely will - scuttle any unity agreement by invading Gaza.

    from the article: Report: Hamas wants cease-fire with Israel in the Gaza Strip
    First published 00:00 08.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 08.12.07
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