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Exchange of fire mars 3-hour truce in Gaza

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posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 04:48 PM
A cease fire intended to allow aid into Gaza lasted only 15minutes. Hamas broke it by launching rockets into Israel.

JERUSALEM (CNN) -- A truce in Gaza that was supposed to last three hours on Wednesday failed after just 15 minutes.

The suspension of the campaign from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. was intended to allow residents of the Hamas-ruled Palestinian territory to receive food and medical supplies.

Israeli forces fired at militants in Gaza after Hamas militants targeted Israeli forces "almost immediately at 1 p.m.," according to Israeli Defense Ministry spokesman Peter Lerner.

What is wrong with those people?

posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 04:56 PM
This report says nothing about fighting during the 3 hour cease fire.

While the guns fell silent for several hours on Wednesday, news reports from the Israel-Gaza border area said a string of explosions was soon heard after the three-hour lull ended. Israel said the three-hour lull would be repeated every other day between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to allow Gaza’s population to seek medical help, buy food and receive humanitarian supplies.

Glad to hear Israel is planning to do this everyday.

edited: wrong source

[edit on 7-1-2009 by jam321]

posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 05:09 PM
And if it goes well, it can be expanded upon.

The Palestinian people, for the most part, want to live in peace. Hamas won't let them.


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