Alahednews
english.alahednews.com.lb
Al-Ahed Telegram
Sayyed Nasrallah Rejects US Presence in Iraq: We Stand by LA in Face of ’Israel’, No for Normalization Bibi Says Relations with Jordan Back on Track, New Envoy to Be Named within Days Turkish Army Launches New Strikes on Kurdish Targets in Syria Egypt: Former Military Chief of Staff Enters Presidential Race Yemen Crisis: 32,000+ Displaced In Two Months Mike Pence’s Mideast Trip Still On as Gov’t Shutdown Looms Lavrov: US Trying To Create Alternative Gov’t on Syrian Land Germany to Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia for Its Devastating War in Yemen New Blood Test Detects Eight Cancers at Early Stages US Gov’t Shuts Down, White House Blames Dems #Yemeni Missile Force Launches a Short-range Ballistic Missile on the #Saudi Najran Force Military Base #Syrian Army, Allies Start Storming the Abo Dhhour Military Airbase #Syrian Army, Allies Advance towards the intersection of Om Joura town near the Abu Dhhour Military Airbase 11 Killed, 46 Injured in #Turkey Bus Crash Sayyed #Nasrallah: #Hezbollah affirms its rejection of the #American arrogance and the #Zionist scheme Sayyed #Nasrallah: There are #Arab regimes that continue to pressure the #Palestinians to accept the little presented to them Sayyed #Nasrallah: One of the major challenges #Iraqi forces are to face is to reject the presence of #US forces Sayyed #Nasrallah to the #Americans: If you want not to return to our region, ask your allies in the region and the world not to support #Daesh Sayyed #Nasrallah: There is no side in #Lebanon that wants to delay or annul the elections Sayyed #Nasrallah: The #Americans under the pretext of #Daesh want to return and stay in #Iraq and the same in #Syria
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » SECRETARY-GENERAL » Full Speeches » Speeches-2000

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
’Israel’ Surrenders, Hamas Cautious to Approve Gaza Truce
Local Editor

"Israel" surrendered to an Egyptian-proposed deal that would halt the week-old aggression on seized Gaza, while Hamas responded cautiously on Tuesday, saying it had not been consulted by Cairo.

At "Israeli" military headquarters in Tel Aviv, the Security Cabinet convened by Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it voted to approve the truce deal, minutes before it was to come into effect.

A senior "Israeli" war official and envoy to Cairo, Amos Gilad, attempted to cast the deal positively by saying, "Look at the balance, and you see that Hamas tried every possible means of striking at "Israel" while bringing great and terrible damage on its people, from their perspective."

"The Egyptian proposal includes a halt to all kind of [military] activity," Gilad said.

Meanwhile, a Hamas spokesman in seized Gaza, Sami Abu Zuhri, said earlier on Tuesday that the group had not received an official cease-fire proposal, and he repeated its position that demands it has made must be met before it lays down its weapons.

Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, rejected the reported text of the truce deal, saying: "Our battle with the enemy continues and will increase in ferocity and intensity."

While "Israel" had mobilized tens of thousands of troops for a threatened seized Gaza invasion, Gilad further said, "We still have the possibility of going in, under cabinet authority, and putting and end to them [the rockets]."

Under the proposal announced by Egypt's Foreign Ministry, "de-escalation arrangements" would take effect at 0600 GMT, pending implementation of a full truce within 12 hours after.
High-level delegations from "Israel" and the Palestinian factions would hold separate talks in Cairo within 48 hours to consolidate the cease-fire with "confidence-building measures."

Hours before the proposal was announced, "Israel" kept up its strikes in the seized Gaza Strip and deployed infantry and armour along the frontier while Gaza fighters responded with rockets on Tel Aviv.

Late Monday, "Israel" bombed the house of a top commander of Hamas' armed wing, Marwan Issa, in Bureij refugee camp.

The surge in hostilities over the past week was prompted by the alleged murder in June of three Zionists in the occupied West Bank.

Hamas leaders have said a cease-fire must include an end to "Israel's" blockade of seized Gaza and a recommitment to a truce reached in an eight-day war there in 2012.

Hamas also wants Egypt to ease restrictions at its Rafah crossing with seized Gaza, imposed after the military toppled Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi last July.

However, the Egyptian proposal made no mention of Rafah or when restrictions might be eased. It said only that "crossings shall be opened and the movement of persons and goods through [them] shall be facilitated once the security situation becomes stable on the ground."

Additionally, Hamas has said it wants the release of hundreds of its activists arrested in the occupied West Bank while "Israel" searched for the three missing Zionists. The detainees include more than 50 Hamas men freed from "Israeli" jails in a 2011 prisoner exchange.


The proposed truce made no mention of the detainees in stipulating that "other issues, including security issues, shall be discussed with the sides."

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold talks with Egyptian officials in Cairo on the situation on Tuesday.

In Washington on Monday, US President Barack Obama spoke positively of the emerging cease-fire.

Reiterating US support for "Israel" in the face of Hamas's "inexcusable" response and concern for Palestinian civilian casualties, Obama said in a speech: "We are encouraged that Egypt has made a proposal to accomplish this [truce] goal which we hope can restore a calm that we've been seeking."

Moreover, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who reached an agreement with Hamas in April that led to the formation of a unity government last month in June, welcomed the proposal and urged its acceptance, WAFA said.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

 

15-07-2014 | 10:54


Name
E-Mail
Comment Title
Comment
Human Verification


News Coverage

Related News

Search
To Top