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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Celebrations have erupted in Gaza as a long-term ceasefire agreed by Israel and the Palestinians went into effect, ending 50 days of the deadliest violence in a decade. The agreement, which came into effect late on Tuesday, involves an immediate halt to the violence in Gaza, which began on July 8 and has claimed the lives of 2,143 Palestinians and 69 on the Israeli side. The Palestinians said it was a "permanent" truce, while a senior Israeli official described it as "unconditional and unlimited in time."


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Ceasefire broken in 5..4..3..2

#1 | Posted by CalifChris at 2014-08-26 04:40 PM | Reply | Flag:

My pessimism runs deep. I would love to be surprised.

#2 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-08-26 05:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

Try to keep your idiots from starting another conflict Palestinian.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-26 05:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

#1 | Posted by CalifChris at 2014-08-26 04:40 PM | Reply | Flag:

Hey Chris, ya still hot?


#4 | Posted by rightwingdon at 2014-08-26 05:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

I guess we will just have to wait and see just how 'lon term' it really is.

#5 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-08-26 05:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

Hey Chris, ya still hot?


#4 | Posted by rightwingdon

You betcha, baby : )

#6 | Posted by CalifChris at 2014-08-26 05:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

CNN says Hamas used 80% of their rockets, so I guess it's time to reload.

#7 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2014-08-26 07:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

Anyone want to place a gentleman's bet on who breaks the ceasefire? I'm betting on Hamas, before Hannukah.

#8 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-08-26 07:30 PM | Reply | Flag:

And by "long term", we are talking about hours

#9 | Posted by CaseyJones at 2014-08-26 09:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

I did think it was sort of funny for Hamas to be "celebrating" victory on the streets of Gaza today after agreeing to the exact same deal they were offered at the beginning of this disaster (for Gazans). I don't see how they gained anything except thousands of dead and destroyed homes, electrical plants, etc. They didn't even gain popular opinion around the world because they were firing rockets against the Israelis the entire time and people understand that if you attack you will be attacked.
The best thing that could happen would be for Gazans to realize Hamas will never bring them peace, prosperity, freedom.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2014-08-26 10:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

NOAM CHOMSKY: It's a hideous atrocity, sadistic, vicious, murderous, totally without any credible pretext. It's another one of the periodic Israeli exercises in what they delicately call "mowing the lawn." That means shooting fish in the pond, to make sure that the animals stay quiet in the cage that you've constructed for them, after which you go to a period of what's called "ceasefire," which means that Hamas observes the ceasefire, as Israel concedes, while Israel continues to violate it. Then it's broken by an Israeli escalation, Hamas reaction. Then you have period of "mowing the lawn." This one is, in many ways, more sadistic and vicious even than the earlier ones.

#11 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-08-27 01:40 AM | Reply | Flag:

If you don't celebrate, you're a jew collaborator.

#12 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2014-08-27 07:44 AM | Reply | Flag:

Long term. Thats a Joke right?

The only use these peace deals to rearm the then attack again.

There entire reason for existing is the kill Jews you think a cease fire is going to be long term.

I don't expect it to last till the end of the week. If it does its because they don't have any rockets left.

Perhaps these American liberals will raise some more money so they can buy some more like they did last time.

#13 | Posted by tmaster at 2014-08-27 08:35 AM | Reply | Flag:

>CNN says Hamas used 80% of their rockets, so I guess it's time to reload.

Its time for these stupid Americans to donate money and send to them so they can reload.

#14 | Posted by tmaster at 2014-08-27 08:37 AM | Reply | Flag:

Let's just hope all cells agree. It only takes one trigger happy Israeli or Palestinian to blow the whole thing.

#15 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-08-27 09:25 AM | Reply | Flag:


#16 | Posted by GriffinWalker at 2014-08-27 10:47 AM | Reply | Flag:

claimed the lives of 2,143 Palestinians and 69 on the Israeli side



The public reaction would have been the same had the numbers been 2 million Palestinians and 1 Israeli.

#17 | Posted by ClownShack at 2014-08-27 02:01 PM | Reply | Flag:


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