Welcome, Guest! - or
Easy to remember!  »  VinNews.com

Gaza - Hamas: Truce Includes Opening All Crossings

Published on: November 21, 2012 04:21 PM
By: AP
Change text size Text Size  
Bookmark and Share
Khaled Mashaal, the head of the Political Bureau of Hamas, speaks during  his   press conference  in Cairo, Egypt, 21 November 2012. A ceasefire agreement has been reached between Israel and Hamas after eight days of fighting.  EPA/STRKhaled Mashaal, the head of the Political Bureau of Hamas, speaks during his   press conference in Cairo, Egypt, 21 November 2012. A ceasefire agreement has been reached between Israel and Hamas after eight days of fighting.  EPA/STR

Gaza - The leader of Hamas says the cease-fire deal with Israel includes agreement to open all border crossings with the Gaza Strip, including with Egypt.

Khaled Mashaal spoke to reporters after Wednesday’s truce deal was announced with both sides promising to halt attacks on each other and ease an Israeli blockade after eight days of fierce fighting.

Advertisement:

The agreement calls for “opening the crossings and facilitating the movement of people and transfer of goods, and refraining from restricting residents’ free movement.”

Mashaal says that includes the key Rafah crossing with Egypt.


More of today's headlines

New York -A balding garment salesman was arrested Wednesday for systematically killing three shopkeepers as they worked alone in their clothing stores and had been... New York - A New York City man has been sentenced to prison for stealing more than $31 million through a Ponzi scheme. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr...

 

Total17

Read Comments (17)  —  Post Yours »

1

 Nov 21, 2012 at 04:28 PM Anonymous Says:

The ceasefire has not been kept by Hamas for at least the first 2 hours. Agreeing to open borders is imbecilic. But the entire truce is based on the assumption that an Arab/Muslim can keep a commitment to abstain from violence. Nice dream. So I expect to be glued to the news sites about the continuing rocket attacks and Israel's efforts to silence them by destroying them.

2

 Nov 21, 2012 at 04:34 PM JerusalamiKugel Says:

If this is 50% true- Bibi you are a disgrace and will be voted out ASAP

3

 Nov 21, 2012 at 04:56 PM common-sense Says:

Reply to #2  
JerusalamiKugel Says:

If this is 50% true- Bibi you are a disgrace and will be voted out ASAP

Can't blame Bibi. It is obvious that this agreement was made as a result of pressure by Obama and Clinton. So much for Obama's fine rhetoric. It was all talk, as I suspected.

4

 Nov 21, 2012 at 05:03 PM Anonymous Says:

Great news. Rearmament time!

5

 Nov 21, 2012 at 05:12 PM Yonason_Herschlag Says:

Obama was right.

Back when Obama's good friend and patron Bill Ayers sent the first flotilla to bust the naval blockade of Gaza, Obama called for an investigation into why 9 terrorists were killed, and he also stated:

"The blockade is unsustainable."

He has just proven that the Israeli government can not sustain the blockade preventing the importation of weapons to Hamas. US pressure has made sustaining the blockade impossible.

Don't forget, his advisor Powers has been calling for a US invasion of Israel for years.

6

 Nov 21, 2012 at 05:17 PM TO#3 Says:

although you are right about the fact that Obama pressured Israel, nevertheless, Israel is to blame for giving in. even under bush, there was pressure. Israel must stand up for itself. or suffer the consequences.

7

 Nov 21, 2012 at 05:20 PM Anonymous Says:

I think this is still good for us!
We rather all the Palestinians escape to Egypt.

8

 Nov 21, 2012 at 05:25 PM ayoyo Says:

so they can bring more weapons and bombs

9

 Nov 21, 2012 at 05:32 PM shredready Says:

Reply to #3  
common-sense Says:

Can't blame Bibi. It is obvious that this agreement was made as a result of pressure by Obama and Clinton. So much for Obama's fine rhetoric. It was all talk, as I suspected.

every time there is a a conflict the Presidents say lets have a cease fire not different than every other time stop bashing obama for doing what every other President did and said

as far as the border crossing are concerned something needs to be done to get goods in and of course no weapons. You cannot surround and imprison millions of people and expect them to be happy and not react. maybe checkpoints by Israel to allow good to flow freely . But common good need to get in otherwise you are creating and asking for it

10

 Nov 21, 2012 at 05:38 PM MTL Says:

The actual text says: "Opening of crossings...shall be dealt with after 24 hours from the start of the ceasefire." Either they only read what they want OR the Arabic version didn't include that.

11

 Nov 21, 2012 at 06:10 PM Nisht tzioini, oder a shtickl Aroini Says:

Hamas has won again.

Please let Reb Yoilish's way prevail so that no more Jewish blood is shed over this worthless, mismanaged and misbegotten medine. Let this past Yom Haatzamois have been the last ridiculous celebration of a state that is not in any way independent of anything except Torah.

Moshiach is everyone's first choice, but if not, let the dismantlement begin now.

12

 Nov 21, 2012 at 06:12 PM SandraM Says:

"I will have Israel's back "- Obama.
But what he didn't say, was, I will have Israel's back in a vice-grip.

And the piece by piece process continues, G-d have mercy, as the murderers celebrate.

13

 Nov 21, 2012 at 08:21 PM Anonymous Says:

Goods yes, but weapons no. Now who will we trust to enforce that? Muslim Brotherhood? Egypt? Exactly the ones who won't recognize Israel, and want it off the map. If that is the result of pressure from Obama, then he should be impeached. At least Hillary is already going, and hopefully into obscurity.

The only management of the borders that insures any degree of safety is by Israel, and they should not feed the mouths of those who continually attack it, nor those who are being raised from infancy with hatred being taught to be bloodthirsty. These savages should be restricted to cages where they can be fed their daily rations of pork. If they behaved civilized, I might think differently. And I fault anyone who pushes Israel to make concessions to these animals.

14

 Nov 21, 2012 at 08:46 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #7  
Anonymous Says:

I think this is still good for us!
We rather all the Palestinians escape to Egypt.

ESCAPE ??? They just want to bring in more weapons their goal is to take back Palestine . Some people just don't get it !!

15

 Nov 21, 2012 at 09:13 PM njyid Says:

Don't believe it. Here is the text of the cease fire agreement. It is available on the JPOST.com web site.

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.

All it says is they will first deal with it after 24 hours (which is probably the cooling off period Israel wanted). There is no commitment to open the borders ever. So Hamas lied (once again) and they can later complain Israel didn't live up to their end of the bargain. Hard to imagine Bibi would agree to just open the border.

16

 Nov 21, 2012 at 10:31 PM invstm1000 Says:

bluff !!! like all other hamas propaganda; Israel will not agree to that, but hamas has to say it for the dumb arabs who think they won.

17

 Nov 22, 2012 at 12:58 AM Anonymous Says:

Kol Hakovod to Secy. Clinton and President Obama for contributing to this agreement. The usual haters will complain but can you imagine Romney having done anything other than to spew stupid comments about the "terrorists" and only increase the number of rockets raining down on EY.

18

Sign-in to post a comment

Scroll Up
Advertisements:

Sell your scrap gold and broken jewelry and earn hard cash sell gold today!