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Gaza City - Israeli Official Denies Report That Israel And Gaza Militants Agreed To Egyptian-Brokered Ceasefire

Published on: November 20, 2012 11:13 AM
Last updated on: November 20, 2012 11:25 AM
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An Israeli soldier sleeps in an army jeep at a staging area near the Israel Gaza Strip Border, southern Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.  On Tuesday, grieving Gazans were burying militants and civilians killed in ongoing Israeli airstrikes, and barrages of rockets from Gaza sent terrified Israelis scurrying to take cover. Efforts to end a week-old convulsion of Israeli-Palestinian violence drew in the world's top diplomats Tuesday, with U.S. President Barack Obama dispatching his secretary of state to the region on an emergency mission and the U.N. chief appealing from Cairo for an immediate cease-fire. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)An Israeli soldier sleeps in an army jeep at a staging area near the Israel Gaza Strip Border, southern Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.  On Tuesday, grieving Gazans were burying militants and civilians killed in ongoing Israeli airstrikes, and barrages of rockets from Gaza sent terrified Israelis scurrying to take cover. Efforts to end a week-old convulsion of Israeli-Palestinian violence drew in the world's top diplomats Tuesday, with U.S. President Barack Obama dispatching his secretary of state to the region on an emergency mission and the U.N. chief appealing from Cairo for an immediate cease-fire. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Gaza City - Israel and militants from the Gaza Strip have agreed to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire that will come into force at midnight local (2200 GMT), Hamas official Ayman Taha said, speaking to Reuters from Cairo.

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“An agreement for calm has been reached. It will be declared at 9.00 p.m. and go into effect at midnight,” Taha said.

Meanwhile, Israel’s Official spokesperson Mark Regev interviewed by Wolf Blitzer on CNN said that no such agreement has been finalized yet.


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 Nov 20, 2012 at 11:21 AM M1 Says:

9pm. Nu nu plenty time for the parking lot we need over there

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 11:23 AM Anonymous Says:

let's see how long it will last...

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 12:09 PM LouKay Says:

Looks like Hamas is running out of rockets and needs to restock!

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 12:15 PM MBYIsrael Says:

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Anonymous Says:

let's see how long it will last...

It shouldn't even start. This is a disgrace. We always wimp out just when we have victory in sight. What is the matter with our so called leaders?

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 12:36 PM victorg Says:

No doubt Hamas will agree. They need time to replenish their rocket supply

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 01:48 PM Anonymous Says:

This whole issue is irrelevant, and should be discounted much more than it is. Hamas an an Arab group and as a terrorist group has never been honest. The commitments they will make that the world will accept are worth nothing. So says their track record. The only option here is to decimate this group of savage, uncivilized animals. Let them live within any other Muslim country. Not a single grain of Israeli sand belongs to them. Capitulating to terror was responsible for the current situation, and no one should have the evil mind to pressure Israel to concede anything. Hamas, if allowed to live, should be only permitted a few square feet in a cage somehwere, and they should never be accorded the dignity of humans, let alone the status of a government with access to weapons.

Truce with Hamas is an oxymoron.

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 02:16 PM Anonymous Says:

The premise that has dominated virtually all negotiations with Muslim terror is that the Muslims are entitled to engage in terror because they "want" something. And that terror is never called aggression. That's why the liberal media have refused to refer to Hamas as terrorists but only as "activists" or "militants". With that foundation, all else fails. Now, if United States or other western countries will mix into this business, they must write a more truthful premise. Hamas and all othert terror organizations are the aggressors, and that they are the ones who must stop their hostilities, unconditionally, and to give up all arms and ammunition. They lack the civility and morality to have them. Now, shall we begin with the first proposals for a cease fire?

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