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    Militants fire rockets into Israel after cease-fire

    Militants fire rockets into Israel after cease-fire
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    JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Militants fired six rockets into southern Israel and exchanged gunfire with troops in northern Gaza Sunday, hours after Israel declared a unilateral cease-fire in the Palestinian territory, an Israeli spokesman said. The Qassam rockets were fired into Sderot at 9 a.m. -- seven hours after Israel's cease-fire went into effect. The rockets did not injure anyone, and Israeli aircrafts destroyed the rocket launcher soon afterward, an Israeli military spokesman said.

    At 2 a.m. Sunday, Israel declared a cease-fire in Gaza. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Israel was prepared to respond if Hamas militants continue fighting in Gaza. “If foes decide to continue to fight against us, then we will be ready and we shall consider ourselves justified in replying,” he said.

    Hamas leaders responded, saying they did not consider Olmert's declaration a cease-fire as long as Israeli troops remain in the Palestinian territory. Islamic Jihad, an extremist group operating in Gaza and listed as a terrorist organization by several governments, said the cease-fire was an Israeli decision that will not impact its actions.
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    Almost every nation and the UN has called for a mutual ceasefire. Since any mutuality between Israel and Hamas seems to be impossible, Israel unilaterally declared an Israeli ceasefire to begin at 2am Sunday local time.

    According to Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders however, there can be no ceasefire until the IDF withdraws from Gaza. At the same time though, they provide no mechanism to allow for a peaceful and non-violent IDF withdrawal.

    Once again, to the detriment of all Gazan's, their leadership spurns an opportunity to end the violence within the Strip. Not only that, but their leadership continues to engage in the exact same aggression (missile attacks on Israeli civilians) that initiated the war in the first place.

    It seems to me that Hamas ideology places more importance on the value of Pan-Arabic propaganda (Our military was triumphant!) than it does on ending the violence within the territory it supposedly governs. The imagined ends - Hamas victory! - are vastly more important than the real means - sacrificing the people and infrastructure of Gaza.

    There is no mutuality here. There is no Hamas reciprosity to the Israeli ceasefire. Israel has opted to end the violence. Hamas continues to attack.

    Unqualified arrogance and unbounded ignorance. Very sad.

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    Re: Militants fire rockets into Israel after cease-fire

    Time for Israel to take off the gloves and do everything it can to destroy Hamas. Sorry for the civilians, but anyone who can't see that Hamas is to blame for this simply has no sense of perspective or justice.
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    Re: Militants fire rockets into Israel after cease-fire

    Israel should continue with their aggressive stance in Gaza until Hamas no longer exists...one way or the other. If non-Hamas Palestinians want this to stop, they need to do something about it. Either do what they can to get rid of Hamas themselves, or assist Israel in doing it. If they do not, then their silence makes them complicit co-conspirators. Any civilian deaths are on Hamas's hands, not Israel's.

    Israel needs to end this once and for all.
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    Re: Militants fire rockets into Israel after cease-fire

    Because the terrorist strategy is working. Hamas is waging a propaganda battle. No matter what Hamas does Israel is getting the blame for all the problems. Right now Hamas does not want a cease fire. Hamas does not have to worry about becoming unpopular because they already are and they do not care about the civilian casualties. In fact they want more.

    All the negative publicity that Israel is getting just makes Hamas's day.
    All they have to do is keep launching the occasional rocket to keep the pot stirred and gain more negative publicity for Israel.

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    Re: Militants fire rockets into Israel after cease-fire

    This exposes the fraud that Hamas has perpetrated against the international community and its own people.

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    Re: Militants fire rockets into Israel after cease-fire

    Quote Originally Posted by Shayah View Post
    This exposes the fraud that Hamas has perpetrated against the international community and its own people.
    The only people this could possibly surprise are the anti-Israeli, Hamas-Palestinian apologetics.
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    Re: Militants fire rockets into Israel after cease-fire

    I'm sure the vaunted UN will be along any minute now to issue a condemnation of Hamas's actions.
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    Re: Militants fire rockets into Israel after cease-fire

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    I'm sure the vaunted UN will be along any minute now to issue a condemnation of Hamas's actions.
    Yeah, right.
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    Re: Militants fire rockets into Israel after cease-fire

    Idiot Hamas
    WTH is wrong with them?

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    Re: Militants fire rockets into Israel after cease-fire

    Ooh, wait a second Tash. I just found this.

    Hamas announces ceasefire and gives Israel one week to leave Gaza - Times Online

    Hamas has raised the diplomatic stakes in the Gaza Strip by announcing its own ceasefire today — hours after Israel called a "unilateral" halt to the fighting.

    In a decision designed to throw the international focus back on Israel, the Islamists said that they would halt all rocket attacks on the country for a week, but that the attacks would resume if Israel failed to pull its troops out of the territory during that time.

    In Cairo, where international talks on a truce deal are continuing, a Hamas official was quoted as saying that the ceasefire also hinged on Israel's decision to open all of Gaza's blockaded border crossings to allow in food and other goods.

    “Hamas and the factions announce a ceasefire in Gaza starting immediately and give Israel a week to withdraw,” Ayman Taha, a Hamas official, said.
    So Israel has 1 week of peace from rockets apparentley and to leave Gaza before rockets get sent out.

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