Hamas says no to permanent ceasefire

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    Despite mounting international pressure for an end to hostilities between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip, Hamas declared on Wednesday that it would not accept any permanent cease-fire with Israel.

    According to the deputy head of Hamas's political bureau, Moussa Abu Marzouk, the group would not talk about a permanent cease-fire so long as Israel continued its "occupation," and would instead continue the "resistance." He said that Hamas stood by its demand for Israel to immediately halt its offensive, to withdraw from the Gaza Strip and to open all of the border crossings.

    The borders between Israel and Gaza were closed when Hamas took control of the area in a violent coup against Palestinian Authority forces in June 2007.

    In July 2008, a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel was signed which permitted the borders to be opened permanently so long as Palestinian rocket fire into Israeli territory ceased. As rocket fire persisted, Israel periodically closed the borders. In December 2008, Hamas declared it would not renew the cease-fire due to Israeli "violations."

    Marzouk said, however, that Hamas was studying the various initiatives coming from France, Turkey, Syria and Egypt to bring about a cease-fire.

    Hamas says no to permanent ceasefire | Middle East | Jerusalem Post
     
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    But what about the children? And the widows...think of the children and the widows. Think of the widows...old and new and yet to be.!!





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    Where are you, Truth? What do you do when an enemy says they will never stop killing Israeli civilians?
     
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    I already told her in another thread that Israel and Fatah agreed in principle to the ceasefire and that Hamas said it would keep going til Israel was destroyed....

    so she posted another israel hating thread saying how Israel was going to cause WWIII.

    ah well... :cuckoo:
     
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    It's TM----nothing gets through her head
     
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    Her mind is made up and any fact that contradicts her opinion is incorrect. To her, those evil Jews are occupying those poor Arabs. So what if they blow themselves up on Israeli busses and dining halls? It was Israel's fault all along. If Jews didn't exist, Israel wouldn't exist and we wouldn't have this conflict.

    Then again, if Judaism had never existed, neither would Islam, the so-called Third Covenant with God.
     
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    Trying to make an Alamo out of the Gaza strip:lol:
     
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    A cease fire won't do any good anyway. Even if Hamas signs one, they'll continue firing rockets into Israel. Or they'll take a break to re-arm before they start it up again. Unfortunately, there is no solution other than beating them so harshly that their own people get rid of them.
     
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    Thats the only answer I can see to the immediate problem-----Israels PR policy is unfortunately more complicated
     
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    Couldn't have said it better. :bowdown:
     

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