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    Hamas 'set for truce with Israel'

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    Much as i would like this one to last, given Hamas previous agreements to a truce, this latest one is likely to fail when the first rocket after the paperwork has been signed is fired towards Israel.
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    Re: Hamas 'set for truce with Israel'

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    Much as i would like this one to last, given Hamas previous agreements to a truce, this latest one is likely to fail when the first rocket after the paperwork has been signed is fired towards Israel.
    Hamas cannot be trusted under any circumstance.
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    07:59 Two Qassam rockets strike western Negev, no casualties (Haaretz)

    Haha.
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    Re: Hamas 'set for truce with Israel'

    Reeeeaaaally stupid question: has Hamas ever announced a truce before? Not a ceasefire, but a truce?

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    Re: Hamas 'set for truce with Israel'

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Reeeeaaaally stupid question: has Hamas ever announced a truce before? Not a ceasefire, but a truce?
    I don't think so, it has usually been a ceasefire brokered by a third party

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    Re: Hamas 'set for truce with Israel'

    Given that Hamas' stated goal is to liberate Palestine through the destruction of Israel, any truce/cease-fire should be taken as nothing but a pause designed to allow Hamas to regain enough strength to start fighting again.
    Last edited by Goobieman; 02-13-09 at 11:11 AM.

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    Re: Hamas 'set for truce with Israel'

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    BBC NEWS | Middle East | Hamas 'set for truce with Israel'

    Much as i would like this one to last, given Hamas previous agreements to a truce, this latest one is likely to fail when the first rocket after the paperwork has been signed is fired towards Israel.
    Hamas cannot be trusted under any circumstance.
    Although they came to power through the ballot box, they intend holding on to power through the gun.
    BBC Title Correction: Hamas 'set for truce with Israel to allow time to reestablish terrorist's supplies, and to try to put a stop to and/or wait out Netanyahu's future actions.

    Truce expected to end when the next softer gentler leader of Israel is elected.
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    Re: Hamas 'set for truce with Israel'

    I give it about a month.
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    Re: Hamas 'set for truce with Israel'

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I don't think so, it has usually been a ceasefire brokered by a third party
    That's my understanding as well. But I gotta say, Laila, given Hamas's charter and past behavior, it's really hard to feel optimism about this.

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    Re: Hamas 'set for truce with Israel'

    Hamas must need to reload.
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    Re: Hamas 'set for truce with Israel'

    Yes, Hamas is rested up, resupplied and ready to go at it again.
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