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Reports: 'Extremely short' cease-fire in Gaza

EDIT, The original USA TODAY report has changed.. Reports: 'Extremely short' cease-fire in Gaza

Israel has agreed to a unilateral 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza starting on Saturday morning. VPC


GAZA CITY - Britain's U.N. ambassador says there may be "an extremely short" humanitarian pause in the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas on Saturday lasting several hours.

Mark Lyall Grant told reporters Friday that Britain is very disappointed at the failure to reach agreement on a sustainable cease-fire but perhaps a humanitarian pause "will open up a little bit of space to work on a more sustainable cease-fire."

U.S. officials later said Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu had agreed to a 12-hour cease-fire in principle, but did not say if it came with a starting time. A Hamas spokesman, Sami Abu Zuhri, said the group agreed to a 12-hour lull, starting at 8 a.m. local time Saturday.


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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/w...lict/13147175/

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A temporary cease fire so the Palestinians can rearm and reorganize. I'd reject it too.
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A temporary cease fire so the Palestinians can rearm and reorganize. I'd reject it too.
Actually Israel has agreed to it, from 08:00 to 20:00 today. I'm sure no soldier will be killed and I won't have to visit the bomb shelter even once.

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Hamas had rejected two pervious ceasefires.
Why wasn't that big news?
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It's only big news to Tayeb, who is desperately grasping at every straw he can to demean and belittle Israel, and paint them as bad as possible

Honesty, I wouldn't accept a cure for death from Kerry even if he handed to me at my deathbed.
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The truce has held so far. But with Palestinian gunmen and the IDF eyeball to eyeball, it just takes one twitch on the trigger kick the next round of fighting off.
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Why wasn't that big news?
They have been. Did you miss all of that international media coverage, discussion and focus?
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They have been. Did you miss all of that international media coverage, discussion and focus?
Yep I missed it, as did most people.
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I saw it but it was not that big a deal, actually expected based on the political situation at the start of the fighting.
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It's only big news to Tayeb, who is desperately grasping at every straw he can to demean and belittle Israel, and paint them as bad as possible

Honesty, I wouldn't accept a cure for death from Kerry even if he handed to me at my deathbed.
Hida, can you stop stalking me? I'm tired of reading your attacks on me that have nothing to do with the threads topic. You are constantly following me around, harassing me, nothing is going to happen, Im not going anywhere, maybe you ought to cut out the poor behavior?

Jeff, the problem is your on record with extremist/racist/bigoted views, you should be the very last person to call out folks for their alleged bigotry.

I respect the three religions of Abraham, where you hate Islam by informing me of this extreme view of yours in thread after thread. You have no logical reason/proof to label me as any kind of hater.
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Honesty, I wouldn't accept a cure for death from Kerry even if he handed to me at my deathbed.
What a "loltastic" thing to say, just about as absurd as your sig comment irt Hillary Clinton.

The Butcher of Benghazi huh, that is uncalled for and a disgraceful thing to say about one of our politicians who btw, is not in jail or facing a charge. What about GWB, is GWB the butcher or Iraq for leading thousands of Americans to their deaths? I smell hypocrisy coming forth in your response.
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Israel had extended the cease fire until 00:00 tonight.
This is the 3rd (?) humanitarian cease fire initiated by Israel, the earlier 2 (?) were violated by Hamas and PIJ.
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This is the 3rd (?) humanitarian cease fire initiated by Israel, the earlier 2 (?) were violated by Hamas and PIJ.
Third time charm?

No, if that were the case, these terrorists would have put away their toys and played nice with Israel a long, long time ago.
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Third time charm?

No, if that were the case, these terrorists would have put away their toys and played nice with Israel a long, long time ago.
Actually it is...
So far the Palestinians hadn't violated the cease fire, showing more then anything that they are losing...
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Actually it is...
So far the Palestinians hadn't violated the cease fire, showing more then anything that they are losing...
Well, that's a good thing. Hopefully it lasts and Hamas learns a valuable lesson. Or is that too much hopeful thinking again?
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