Ceasefire Announced in Hamas-Israeli Conflict

A ceasefire was announced this afternoon in the Hamas-Israel fighting.
FOX News reported:

After a deadly eight-day conflict, Israel and Hamas militants agreed to a ceasefire effective Wednesday evening, the Egyptian foreign minister announced at a press conference.

Mohammed Kamel Amr, the foreign minister, made the announcement in Cairo and was flanked by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“Egypt is assuming the responsibility and leadership that has long made this country a cornerstone of international peace,” Clinton said.

The cease-fire agreement was later confirmed by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Reuters reported that the Israeli leader warned in a statement that more forceful action may be employed if the cease-fire deal is unsuccessful.

President Obama called Netanyahu and commended the decision. Obama also reiterated his commitment to Israel’s security. Obama also spoke with Egypt’s president, Mohamed Morsi, and thanked the leader for his efforts in the deal.

I give Hamas 12 hours before they start shooting off missiles again.

UPDATE: I was wrong. Hamas fired off 12 missiles in the first hour of the ceasefire.

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  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    A ceasefire was announced this afternoon in the Hamas-Israel fighting.

    Which Hamas fighters will use to reload and either reposition or conceal their equipment.

  • Chris Light

    Yep, Hamas doesn’t have to adhere to the cease fire. That just pertains to those evil Jews. (lots of sarcasm).

  • http://furtheradventuresofindigored.blogspot.com/ Indigo Red

    Peace in our time! War is over if you want it, war is over now! Kumbaya!

  • pagar

    “I give Hamas 12 hours before they start shooting off missiles again.”

    IMO, there is no way it will last that long.

  • http://! l.barney

    cease fire “s’mise fire” they just dig out the tunnels, and regrou[ and on it goes!

    Courtsey of king O!

  • http://! l.barney

    whoops, the words were ‘regroup and on it goes after digging out the tunnels of course

  • http://furtheradventuresofindigored.blogspot.com/ Indigo Red

    FOX News TV announced Gazan rocket fire, after cease fire, into Israel just moments ago.

  • Mike

    Cease fire = Hamas reload.

  • Obama’s Speech Coach

    “I give Hamas 12 hours before they start shooting off missiles again.”

    I love your boyish optimism… I don’t actually believe they will stop shooting…

  • P. Aaron

    Jim, you’re about 10 hours off on your prediction.

  • Granny

    Hamas must need time to get those new, more powerful rockets Iran is sending them in place.

  • ★FALCON★

    These cease fires are simply to prevent an arm of Iran from be obliterated. In 2006 Israel was about to roll over Lebanon and ofcourse, the International Globalists claimed they were using too much force, that it was disproportionate to what the Iranian proxy could muster.

    The International Globalist should just say – we, the UN, erred in 1948 with the creation of a state for the Jews who survived the Holocaust and wish them death. That would be more genuine than the repeated lies that they are not backing anyone that attacks Israel.

    Israel only agreed to a cease fire to prevent the threat of US aid being cut off. Which, by the way, was not made to “the Jordanian squatters”, nor Egypt.

  • jony101

    any missles fired during the ceasefire will be attributed to rouge elements of hamas and not to hamas itself. Missles will be flying during the ceasefire no doubt about that, you cant trust the muslim.

  • USMC Thomas

    Cowardly Hamas’ leaders have a new perspective now that Israel made them specific targets for termination.

  • Rose

    Watch news of American disasters for the next few days.

  • Amalgamated Cliff Divers, Local 157

    Cease fire! Hahahahahahahaha. Ridiculous.

  • Rose

    #11 Granny – AMEN! They just need time to re-arm.

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  • saveus

    hamas didn’t stop
    but their word, like others affilated with the muslim brotherhood, means absolutely nothing
    eg
    brotherhood not running any candidates for election to Pres. of egypt
    brotherhood not a terror group

  • Sasja

    Missiles are still firing into Israel but not to worry. They’re just celebratory. After all, there is a truce. Once again, Israel is threatened by the US (I have no doubt) and ends up capitulating. Now all Hamas and the MB need do is take this respite to re-arm. One only achieves true peace when their enemy can no longer wage war.

  • Adirondack Patriot

    Dear Hamas,

    You were getting your as* kicked, so you whimpered for a cease fire.

    Pussies.

    Hey, pray to your Allah for some courage, you goat ropin’, wife-beating dogs. Bombing busses with civilians is for pussies.

    Israel has it all over you. They fight like warriors while you scurry in tunnels like running dogs. Even Israeli women fight in the open while your men cower in their wives closests.

    Signed,

    The World

  • Sasja

    This is just more of the same most of us have witnessed since Israel’s statehood. The US will issue a veiled threat in order to garner her cooperation. It will continue until Israel annhiliates her enemies and tells the world to drop dead.

    http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/ikewarn.html

  • Bitter Clinger

    I heard on Rush’s show that the “cease fire” had been negotiated yesterday and the parties were awaiting Her Royal Thighness to show up and take credit for it. Rush says the “cease fire” is her “Get Out of Bengazi Free Card”. I believe he’s right assuming the terrorists don’t blow it up for her. (pardon the pun)

  • squeaky

    [Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal announced in a press conference Wednesday evening that Israel “has failed in all its goals” in Operation Defensive Pillar, following the cease fire announcement..]
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/162377

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  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    I agree with the posters above. Muslims never honor a cease fire because their koran only permits it when muslims need time to regroup and re-arm.

    Since it took almost 600 missiles (or was it 900?) launched into Israel (without the world evening noticing) before Israel finally retaliated, I suspect that another 600 missiles will be launched before Israel does anything again.

    Lesson: When you don’t utterly defeat your enemy, they’ll come back and fight you on another day.

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  • Sasja

    Israel still trying to win the moral high ground?

    “Peace cannot be found on the moral high ground, only in the mountains of the graves of the dead.”

    http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/51224

  • Mad Hatter

    I heard Oliver North say something interesting on Fox News last night. He said that there’s a good chance the U.S. would hold the F-16 spare parts over the Israeli’s head in order to get them to agree to a cease fire.

    Israel was pounding the **** out of Hamas, and they decided to quit?

    I wouldn’t put anything past this Administration to do something like that.

  • Sandy

    Fox says the plan was for a Cease Fire 24 hours earlier but they had to wait until Hillary got to Egypt to announce it. In the meantime a suicide bomber attacked that bus in Tel Iviv Hillary is like the Grim Reaper — everywhere she goes she leaves death in her wake.

  • Sandy

    Sasha — Israel and the Republicans both try to take the moral high ground while the Muslims and the Dems could care less.

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  • Sasja

    Sandy. You’re right and it never leads to victory.

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