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Report: Israel And Hamas Agree On Cease-Fire Deal

A “cease fire” with Islamic terrorists has never been, and will never be, a permanent peace. If reports of a possible cease-fire deal come to fruition, all this means is that Israel has decided to back down, effectively giving Hamas a chance to once again lock and load …

Update: Israel agrees to truce, but does not lift blockade of Gaza as part of the deal …

Update 2: According to the text of the ceasefire agreement, “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.”

The Jerusalem Post – “Israel and Palestinian groups have agreed to a truce to end the Gaza conflict, an Egyptian official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Asked whether a cease-fire deal had been reached, the official said: ‘Yes, and Egypt will announce it.’

There was no immediate official confirmation of the news, which came on the eighth day of intensive Israeli fire on the Gaza Strip and rocket attacks out of the Palestinian territory.

According to Israeli sources, Israel has agreed to a truce in the Gaza Strip, but will not lift its blockade of the Palestinian territory, declining to give further details of any deal.

Shortly before, a Palestinian official with knowledge of Egyptian mediation between the two sides told Reuters that there was a ceasefire agreement to end eight days of fighting in Gaza that has killed more than 140 Palestinians and five Israelis.

Israel’s Channel 2 television said a ceasefire would be announced in Cairo later in the evening by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The cease-fire reports followed Israel’s diplomatic and security cabinet meeting on Wednesday discussing the latest cease-fire initiatives with Hamas, as international leaders continued to press for an end to the hostilities in Gaza.

The London-based Al Hayat newspaper, citing Hamas and Islamic Jihad, said Israel wanted a 90-day period to determine ‘good intentions’ of the movement before discussing Gazan demands.” Read more.

Iran Confirms: ‘We Are Proud to Defend Hamas’ Militarily – “Iran has sent financial and military aid to Hamas in Gaza in an attempt to boost the efforts of the terrorist group as it continuously and unremittingly launches attacks against the Jewish state, parliament speaker Ali Larijani said on Wednesday. ‘We are proud to defend the people of Palestine and Hamas … and that our assistance to them has been both financial and military,’ he said without elaborating, in remarks reported by parliament’s website, ICANA.ir, according to AFP.” Read more.

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