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Old 26 Aug 14, 14:28
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Ceasefire

"Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to an indefinite ceasefire, putting an end to seven weeks of catastrophic loss of life and destruction but on terms that are likely to leave many on both sides of the conflict wondering what had been achieved.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the main militant groups in Gaza, the Palestinian Authority and Israel agreed to stop fighting on Tuesday evening, bringing relief to civilians on both sides of the border after rocket fire and air strikes continued in the hours running up to the ceasefire. One Israeli was killed and several injured by a mortar ahead of the announcement, according to Israeli media"

http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...-halt-fighting
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Good. I saw a line about the negotiations but it was before it was agreed to by both sides.

But I'll bet you that Hamas breaks it within the next month.
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"Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to an indefinite ceasefire, putting an end to seven weeks of catastrophic loss of life and destruction but on terms that are likely to leave many on both sides of the conflict wondering what had been achieved.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the main militant groups in Gaza, the Palestinian Authority and Israel agreed to stop fighting on Tuesday evening, bringing relief to civilians on both sides of the border after rocket fire and air strikes continued in the hours running up to the ceasefire. One Israeli was killed and several injured by a mortar ahead of the announcement, according to Israeli media"

http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...-halt-fighting
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/israel-...gaza-1.2746874
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Good. I saw a line about the negotiations but it was before it was agreed to by both sides.

But I'll bet you that Hamas breaks it within the next month.
Optimistic, aren't you? I give it a week.
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Depends on how long it will take Hamas to resupply. Unless they've finally had enough.
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Optimistic, aren't you? I give it a week.
Ten years to indefinite, provided the Gaza Strip is under UN/EU supervision and the neighbours allow it to properly function.
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Ten years to indefinite, provided the Gaza Strip is under UN/EU supervision and the neighbours allow it to properly function.
I'm quoting trollzilla here so when he's wrong, there can be a record to show it...because given the chance, he'll just come in here and edit it away and pretend he never posted anything.

Also..."allow to properly function". I will definitely make fun of this for quite some time.

But to further a discussion, what does this poster have to support his two statements of "ten years to indefinite" and " 'allowed' to properly function"?
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I'm quoting trollzilla here so when he's wrong, there can be a record to show it...because given the chance, he'll just come in here and edit it away and pretend he never posted anything.

Also..."allow to properly function". I will definitely make fun of this for quite some time.

But to further a discussion, what does this poster have to support his two statements of "ten years to indefinite" and " 'allowed' to properly function"?
You need to direct your queries to a professional who can aid you- not to me.
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"Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to an indefinite ceasefire, putting an end to seven weeks of catastrophic loss of life and destruction but on terms that are likely to leave many on both sides of the conflict wondering what had been achieved.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the main militant groups in Gaza, the Palestinian Authority and Israel agreed to stop fighting on Tuesday evening, bringing relief to civilians on both sides of the border after rocket fire and air strikes continued in the hours running up to the ceasefire. One Israeli was killed and several injured by a mortar ahead of the announcement, according to Israeli media"

http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...-halt-fighting
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Agriculture and industry[edit]

The major agricultural products are strawberries, citrus, dates, olives, flowers, and various vegetables. Pollution and massive population pressure on water have reduced the productive capacity of the surrounding farms, however.[4]

Small-scale industries in the city include the production of plastics, construction materials, textiles, furniture, pottery, tiles, copperware, and carpets. Following the Oslo Accords, thousands of residents were employed in the various government ministries and security services, while others were employed by the UNRWA and other international organizations that support development of the city.[4] Gaza City contains some minor industries, including textile production and food processing. A variety of wares are sold in Gaza's street bazaars, including carpets, pottery, wicker furniture and cotton clothing.


Imagine - a city of 1.8 million- producing olivewood carvings as a 'main industry'.
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But to further a discussion, what does this poster have to support his two statements of "ten years to indefinite" and " 'allowed' to properly function"?
The same thing he brings to every discussion: squat.
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Let's extend the 'ceasefire' to ACG as well.
We clearly have more important things to discuss.
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Let's extend the 'ceasefire' to ACG as well.
We clearly have more important things to discuss.
THAT would be nice to see, Gary. Unfortunately, every thread on how to aid Gaza back to health simply brings out the low rent, mindless screamers.

Pity....

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-20415675.

However, a ceasefire of exhaustion appears to be holding....
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Optimistic, aren't you? I give it a week.
I've heard that in Britain you can gamble on just about anything and there were even betting lines for such things a political elections and who Prince Williams would marry and when. Would there by chance be a betting line for the Gaza Ceasefire?
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The same thing he brings to every discussion: squat.
A 'Squat', Arnold, is your normal form of producing a posting here

No, scratch "normal' , go with 'standard'..
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I've heard that in Britain you can gamble on just about anything and there were even betting lines for such things a political elections and who Prince Williams would marry and when. Would there by chance be a betting line for the Gaza Ceasefire?
It really, really wouldn't surprise me. But it sounds more like the thing a bloke at the pub would run, rather than a 'respectable' betting company.

You can see some typical political bets here:
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