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Jerusalem - Hours After Rejecting Israel Agrees To Observe 12-hour Unilateral Cease-fire In Gaza

Published on: July 25, 2014 04:34 PM
By: Reuters
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sits in the service hallway of a hotel in Cairo July 25, 2014, as he speaks on the phone with Qatar's Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiyah about the terms of a ceasefire in Israel's fight against Islamist militants in Gaza, during a break in his meetings with Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.Jerusalem -  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Israel will begin a 12-hour pause in Gaza hostilities starting at 7 am Israeli time (12 a.m. EDT) on Saturday, a U.S. official said on Friday.

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The official, who spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity, made the comment when asked about Kerry’s earlier statement on a goodwill gesture by Netanyahu at a press conference in Cairo.



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 Jul 25, 2014 at 04:54 PM Anonymous Says:

Why is Israel always asked to make "goodwill gestures" towards the bands of terrorists ?! And more so why does Bibi always cave in and do it? Forget about what the Umos Haolam think and say, you will never get their approval anyway, no matter how many self destructive gestures you make towards them, it will be never be acknowledge or appreciated! Just defend your own people and stop kowtowing to the enemy!

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 Jul 25, 2014 at 06:04 PM Ari Says:

Makes one wonder what went on behind the scenes. Did Kerry blackmail Bibi with threats to ban flights again etc.?

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 Jul 25, 2014 at 06:56 PM Rafuel Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Why is Israel always asked to make "goodwill gestures" towards the bands of terrorists ?! And more so why does Bibi always cave in and do it? Forget about what the Umos Haolam think and say, you will never get their approval anyway, no matter how many self destructive gestures you make towards them, it will be never be acknowledge or appreciated! Just defend your own people and stop kowtowing to the enemy!

Your second question answers your first. Why is Israel ask to act in a way that makes winning the war almost impossible? Because Israel almost invariably buckles under and does it.

First of all I've never heard of such thing as "unilateral ceasefire." It has a ring to it of committing suicide. And what is the purpose of any kind of ceasefire when our side has the initiative? To let our enemy regroup and reload?

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 Jul 25, 2014 at 07:32 PM Liepa Says:

Our IDF boys in Gaza need a shabbos rest !

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