Will it ever stop ? Apparently No
Another attack on Civilians by Hamas. Perhaps it is time to take out entirely the military infrastructure in Gaza totally and completely.
Today’s bus bombing in central Tel Aviv–the first in more than six years–injured twenty-three people and will likely rule out any cease-fire in the Gaza conflict in the coming days. The location of the blast is significant: it occurred a short distance away from the Kirya, the nerve center of Israel’s military.
Now a Cease Fire has been announced. What good is that ? Seems to me that a cease-fire is all to the advantage of Hamas and will only delay until another day a resumption of the Conflict.
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel and Hamas agreed on Wednesday to a ceasefire brokered by Egypt on the eighth day of intensive Israeli fire on the Gaza Strip and militant rocket attacks out of the enclave, Israeli, Palestinian and Egyptian sources said.
Israeli sources said Israel had agreed to a truce, but would not lift its blockade of the Palestinian territory, which is run by the Islamist Hamas movement.
All the sources declined to be named or to give further details of the arrangements hammered out in Cairo.
More than 140 Palestinians and five Israelis have been killed in the fighting that began last Wednesday.
The ceasefire, if confirmed, was forged despite a bus bomb explosion that wounded 15 Israelis in Tel Aviv earlier in the day and despite more Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip.
After talks in Ramallah with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Clinton held a second meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before travelling to Egypt for discussions with Mursi, whose country has led mediation efforts.
Israel’s best-selling Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper had reported an emerging outline of a ceasefire agreement that called for Egypt to announce a 72-hour ceasefire followed by further talks on long-term understandings.
Under the proposed document, which the newspaper said neither party would be required to sign, Israel would hold its fire, end attacks against top militants and promise to examine ways to ease its blockade of Gaza, controlled by Hamas Islamists who do not recognize the Jewish state’s right to exist.
Hamas, the report said, would pledge not to strike any Israeli target and ensure other Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip also stop their attacks.
- 21 wounded in terror attack on Tel Aviv bus (timesofisrael.com)
- Bus explodes in Tel Aviv in apparent terror attack (jta.org)
- Sick: Civilian bus bombed in Tel Aviv; Celebratory gunfire rings out in Gaza (twitchy.com)
- Hamas Gleeful After Terrorist Bombs Bus in Tel Aviv (thedailybeast.com)
- Clinton in Cairo amid waning Gaza truce bid. 27 injured in Tel Aviv bus bombing (warsclerotic.wordpress.com)
- At least 25 injured, 5 seriously, in Tel Aviv bus bombing. Alert for more attacks (warsclerotic.wordpress.com)