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Originally posted by Curio
Been out all day - finally getting chance to catch up. Seems quiet.....not much going on? How many rockets fired into Israel?
Originally posted by dontreally
So Hamas wants an end to the blockade as a precondition for a cease-fire....
I'm sorry, it's inappropriate to laugh at such a time, but that precondition is laughable. Hamas will only use the removal of the blockade to bolster their armory. Why on earth would Israel ever agree to that?
So it's not difficult to predict Israel's response. Though, let me make one comment. What a clever tactic! I mistook Hamas for being careless - which they of course are in regard to human life - but starting an issue with Israel and then 'begging' for a cease-fire, as CNN has on their front page, certainly creates the perception that Israel is just mindlessly hammering away at enemy that wants to 'put up the white flag'.
Unfortunately, the removal of the blockade essentially amounts to a TEMPORARY cease-fire until Hamas is more adequately equipped to take on the IAF.