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Cairo - Text Of The Ceasefire Agreement Between Israel And Gaza's Palestinians

Published on: November 21, 2012 01:57 PM
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US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (L) and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr (R) are seen during a joint press conference, in Cairo, Egypt, 21 November 2012. Media reports state that Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr said a ceasefire agreement has been reached between Israel and Hamas after eight days of fighting. The truce is to commence at 1900 GMT.  EPA/KHALED ELFIQIUS Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (L) and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr (R) are seen during a joint press conference, in Cairo, Egypt, 21 November 2012. Media reports state that Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr said a ceasefire agreement has been reached between Israel and Hamas after eight days of fighting. The truce is to commence at 1900 GMT.  EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

Cairo - Following is the verbatim English text of the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza that was reached on Wednesday with Egyptian mediation. The text was distributed by the Egyptian presidency.

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Agreement of Understanding For a Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip

1: (no title given for this section)

A. Israel should stop all hostilities in the Gaza Strip land, sea and air including incursions and targeting of individuals.

B. All Palestinian factions shall stop all hostilities from the Gaza Strip against Israel including rocket attacks and all attacks along the border.

C. Opening the crossings and facilitating the movements of people and transfer of goods and refraining from restricting residents’ free movements and targeting residents in border areas and procedures of implementation shall be dealt with after 24 hours from the start of the ceasefire.

D. Other matters as may be requested shall be addressed.

2: Implementation mechanisms:

A. Setting up the zero hour for the ceasefire understanding to enter into effect.

B. Egypt shall receive assurances from each party that the party commits to what was agreed upon.

C. Each party shall commit itself not to perform any acts that would breach this understanding. In case of any observations Egypt as the sponsor of this understanding shall be informed to follow up.


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 Nov 21, 2012 at 02:04 PM Reb Yid Says:

I don't think that "all Palestinian factions" have agreed to this, so what's the use?

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 02:14 PM Voice-of-Reason Says:

Only controls Gaza. What about West Bank?

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 02:29 PM naftaliw Says:

Reply to #1  
Reb Yid Says:

I don't think that "all Palestinian factions" have agreed to this, so what's the use?

Al tehi boz . ...... and if you are wrong? ....... and what great chochma have you discovered if you are right?

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 02:50 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Reb Yid Says:

I don't think that "all Palestinian factions" have agreed to this, so what's the use?

think harder.

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 02:54 PM websheigetz Says:

And why is israel listed FIRST in the stipulations? Is it b/c WE need to be good boys or perhaps WE instigated this...

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 03:21 PM Liepa Says:

Sounds plausible were Israel dealing with sane people, that not being the case by far, this entire shenanigan will last from Taanis Ether till Purim!

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 03:27 PM Anonymous Says:

#1. Time will tell. Oops....Sorry..... the seconds will tell.

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 02:12 PM ChachoMoe Says:

And what about all the weapons smuggled in via Egypt

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 03:18 PM Anonymous Says:

Sensibly, Israel holds Hamas responsible for any and all hostilities that emanate from its territory. Whether by convincing, dictating, or brute force, Hamas has the capability to stop the other factions from engaging in rocket launching and all other hostility. And Hamas should be punished severely when they reneg on their commitment to this. Bibi should order major incursion, with zero regard for "civilians".

The definition for a Palestinian "civilian" is someone who has not yet engaged in terror against Israel or jews anywhere in the world. We should not consider their safety a major concern.

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 03:47 PM curious Says:

The fact that this promotes Egypt and the brotherhoods standing is discussing!

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 03:51 PM anonymous Says:

Reply to #5  
websheigetz Says:

And why is israel listed FIRST in the stipulations? Is it b/c WE need to be good boys or perhaps WE instigated this...

The language lacks parallelism in a way favorable to the Israeli side:
1} Israel "should", but the factions "shall"
2} section 1a "stop .. targeting of individuals" is contradicted by section 1c "targeting residents in border areas and procedures of implementation shall be dealt with after 24 hours from the start of the ceasefire"

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 04:01 PM common-sense Says:

The fact that Israel has to negotiate regarding the blockade, which is critical to Israel's security, is very disturbing. If Israel does not ease the blockade, Hamas will claim that Israel has violated the agreement and will start the rocket attacks again. Bibi would never have agreed to this. It is obviously pressure from Obama and Clinton that forced this upon Israel. In fact, this kind of provision has Obama's footprints all over it. For those who praised Obama for supporting Israel in this situation, my view was let's wait and see because talk is cheap. Now we see the real Obama policy. What I am afraid of is that this is just the beginning.

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 04:38 PM yossele Says:

The blockade has been lifted? That means Hamas won.
And they say Jews are smart...

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 05:02 PM Melech Says:

To #12-"Common Sense"-Would you rather than a ground invasion was authorized by Obama, and dozens of IDF soldiers were killed or maimed for life? You should appreciate the fact that there is now a truce. Netanyahu stated that the truce was the right thing for EY.

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 05:17 PM Vasserman Says:

Where is the stipulation that says should the Palestinians breach this contract that the Israelis will carpet bomb Gaza to oblivion.

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 05:54 PM ashanda Says:

Reply to #14  
Melech Says:

To #12-"Common Sense"-Would you rather than a ground invasion was authorized by Obama, and dozens of IDF soldiers were killed or maimed for life? You should appreciate the fact that there is now a truce. Netanyahu stated that the truce was the right thing for EY.

What truce would that be? All news stations are reporting rockets continue to be firing in from Gaza! I agree that a ground invasion would be devastating- I say nuke 'em from the air and be done with Gaza once and for all. The world is against us no matter what we do anyway, so we have to protect ourselves.

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 06:00 PM lotta good Says:

It doesn't mention anything about bus bomings or other terrorist attacks in Israel.
Just:
"B. All Palestinian factions shall stop all hostilities from the Gaza Strip against Israel including rocket attacks and all attacks along the border."

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 07:19 PM ww2 gilgul Says:

This reminds me of the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia was given to Germany so they can take over Poland next... This Ceasefire deal sounds like a little recess till the real bigger war looming...including Iran an Hezbolla. Or something behind the table that we people don't know between Israel and the US regarding a future commitment and preparation to face the real enemy...soon..

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 09:08 PM M1 Says:

There should b a clause -if they send another missile-in come the ground troops

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 Nov 22, 2012 at 10:23 AM Shimon Says:

I thought the main thing was that Egypt would have agreed to prevent weapons going to Gaza from Iran etc.

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 Nov 22, 2012 at 10:26 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #15  
Vasserman Says:

Where is the stipulation that says should the Palestinians breach this contract that the Israelis will carpet bomb Gaza to oblivion.

Obviously, this cannot be applied. It would be much easier if it could be.
This should have been done the minute there was the first terrorist attack after Rabin gave them land at Oslo.

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