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    • KevinB
    • 23.11.09 | 23:29 (IST)

    "Since then, Hamas has signaled willingness to curb cross-border Palestinian attacks. " Hamas was willing to curb their attacks prior to this, through a reciprocal agreement that saw the Gaza siege end. It was Israel who was unwilling to lift their barbaric siege, while also wanting to live without the consequence of that siege, continued resistance to it in the form of rocket fire. And to all you Israeli partisan whiners out there, the rocket fire has continued since the Gaza attack. The Gaza War did not bring an end to rocket fire, it's purported aim. Only an agreement with Hamas will see it end, just like how in the previous ceasefire rocket fire plummeted to sporadic levels while it progressed, even though Israel was failing to meet their terms of the ceasefire by lifting the blockade. You want peace, come to a reciprocal agreement with Hamas. More siege, more land theft, more oppression, more prisoners, more attacks, no peace. You just keep driving the Pals into the arms of Iran

    from the article: Abbas: Palestinians won't launch new intifada, despite frustration
    First published 22:48 23.11.09 | Last updated 14:39 24.11.09
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