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NEWS: Israeli-Palestinian Truce! Intafada Over?

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posted on Feb, 10 2005 @ 04:06 AM
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Originally posted by Riwka
All the mortars were fired from western Khan Yunis (Palestinian Authority security officers are deployed there) , which is not far from Neveh Dekalim.
Rebekka


Here we go, this is what I was talking about. The Palestinian Authority had better find the offenders and put their corpses on display post-riki-tik, because the first shot was free, but next time I'm betting that Israeli troops will take care of business.
Now let's see if I win my second bet... Will Abbas condemn this mortar attack in Arabic?




posted on Feb, 10 2005 @ 04:13 AM
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Without endorsing the ceasefire declared at the landmark Middle East summit, Palestinian resistance groups have said they will hold off on attacking Israel for now.

Two major groups, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, reacted on Wednesday to pledges by Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to end violence at the Sharm al-Shaikh summit.

But the two did not seem ready to alienate Abbas when they reiterated their readiness to observe a one-month "period of calm" as agreed with the Palestinian leader in late January.

"Hamas endorsed (the need for) calm and will respect that to allow Abbas to ease into his job and exert pressure on the enemy," a spokesman said.

"Islamic Jihad has endorsed a one-month period of quiet and we will respect it"

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english.aljazeera

so far, so good...



posted on Feb, 10 2005 @ 04:24 AM
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Well it was good while it lasted...
sort of like a long weekend, now its back to business as usual.

mabey we should just scrap the peace idea and just let them both duke it out, or try something new, cause these peace talks arent gonna work...

I smell hamas quickling climbing the terrorist poilitical hirarchy as far as being next on the "target list" for intervention. Hello syria!



posted on Feb, 10 2005 @ 05:14 AM
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Palestinian Authority will have to reform the security forces. Without the Palestinians making a strong stand against terrorism, there will be no progess.

Abbas has not arrested or disarmed one single Palestinian terrorist since his election, which took place exactly one month before the Sharm summit.

The official meeting between Israel and the Palestinian Authority scheduled for today morning was cancelled in protest over the violence (Jpost)




Shin Bet security officials said the violence would not delay the prisoner release planned for next week and the transfer of security control in five West Bank cities to the PA.

Sources in the Shin Bet said they were not surprised by the escalation in violence, noting that Hamas has not agreed to recognize the cease-fire brokered by Abu Mazen but had only agreed to a "calming" of the situation.

The sources said there has been a rise in the number of terror threats, mainly emanating from the Gaza Strip, with the average close to sixty on Thursday.


Hamas fires mortars and Kassams on Gaza settlements

haaretz flash news reports:

13:04 Palestinians fire four more mortar shells at northern and southern Gaza settlements

Abbas HAS to start working at this.


Rebekka



[edit on 10-2-2005 by Riwka]



posted on Feb, 10 2005 @ 10:36 AM
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Originally posted by Riwka

Abbas HAS to start working at this.



And .. he DID!

Abbas fired his top Gaza security commanders!




PA officials said on condition of anonymity that Abbas dismissed

* Brigadier General Abdel Razek al-Majaydeh, public security chief for the West Bank and Gaza,

* national police chief Saeb al-Ajez

* and Omar Ashour, commander of the security forces in the southern Gaza Strip.

Also, several lower-ranking officers lost their jobs.

Palestinian Cabinet Secretary Hassan Abu Libdeh said Abbas took "punitive measures against officers who did not undertake their responsibilities, which led to the latest developments in Gaza," dismissing several commanders and accepting the resignations of others. "

Abbas fires Gaza commanders after attacks




Rebekka



posted on Feb, 10 2005 @ 10:53 AM
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Originally posted by CazMedia
Well it was good while it lasted...
sort of like a long weekend, now its back to business as usual.

mabey we should just scrap the peace idea and just let them both duke it out,

Thats alreadly been done, in two wars, both won by the israelis.


rikwa
Abbas fired his top Gaza security commanders!

Good. Now send troops into the camp and round up the hamas membership and execute them.



posted on Feb, 10 2005 @ 10:59 AM
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Originally posted by Nygdan

Good. Now send troops into the camp and round up the hamas membership and execute them.


Could you explain, why the PA should act like you suggested?



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