That Elusive Ceasefire

Israel accepted an Egyptian 72-hour cease-fire proposal late Monday night and it went into effect the next morning, August 5 at 8:00 a.m. It was Hamas that called for the time-out. It now appears that it was only a ploy in order to prepare for another round of fighting at the end of the truce….

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Mowing the grass

After 28 days of fighting an Egyptian-brokered 72-hour ceasefire came into effect at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 5; it was still holding, albeit it was wobbling a bit, on the morning of July 7. Egypt proposed the truce be extended by two days in order to allow further time for negotiating a more permanent…

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On Our Terms

Israel’s Security Cabinet met for several hours in the evening of July 31 to discuss, among other things, a proposed 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire that had been jointly presented by the US and the UN. Hamas had accepted the ceasefire, which was to go into effect at 8:00 a.m. the following morning; Israel followed suit and…

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The toppling of Hamas (Part Two)

At the time of writing the number of Palestinians killed in Israel’s current war against Hamas has reached well beyond 1,400 in 24 days of fighting, with more than 6,000 wounded. The IDF believes it has killed over 1,000 Hamas terrorists (which would underline Israeli claims that there is a far higher proportion of combatants…

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The toppling of Hamas (Part One)

On July 27, 2014, several Israeli newspapers carried a Reuters inspired article that warned Israel against trying to topple the Hamas terror organization, against which Israel is waging its third war in six years. The headline on the article carried by The Times of Israel was: US intel official warns against toppling Hamas The article’s…

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