The Prophet #28 Ceasefire broken.Nov 4th: - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 21.10.09 | 15:11 (IST)

    Clear? Utter garbage... Hamas, according to Israel was also supposed to stop smuggling weapons. Yet Hamas never said they would cease these activities regardless of Israeli attempts to impose their own conditions, unilaterally for the ceasefire. After all, would Israel agree to stop manufacturing arms during a ceasfire! Hamas also conditioned the ceasefire on the lifting of the economic siege. Another unilateral condition. This Israel refused to do, although they had indicated they would ease restrictions. In any case they hardly did anything to lift the economic siege. The only aspects accepted by both sides was that Israel would refrain from operations in Gaza whilst Hamas refrained from rocket fire. Even more revealing was that Israel began a meticulous plan to strike Gaza even whilst negotiations for the ceasefire were ongoing. Making plain their intention to go in to Gaza at a propitious time. The gap between US election and Obama's innaug' was a crucial opportunity. The Nov 4th incursion set everything up nicely with the added benefit of an Israeli election to stir up the electorates juices. Still Hamas offered a longer term ceasefire in return for the lifting of the siege. This would have spoiled Israels party, so was of course brushed aside. Israel chose war and anarchy for Gaza rather than reconciliation and progress. They committed the ultimate crime. They should be made to pay dearly.

    from the article: Senior Shin Bet official: Hamas completely lost Gaza war
    First published 02:00 21.10.09 | Last updated 04:55 21.10.09
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