The ceasfire that never was is dead

Honest Reporting reports on Straining a “Ceasefire”?

A 22 April Associated Press report says that: “Hamas militants called Sunday for a fresh wave of attacks against Israel after troops killed nine Palestinians in weekend fighting, straining a five-month-old cease-fire.”

Thus, Israel is blamed for “straining a ceasefire”. According to the AP: “The Gaza truce has largely held, though militants have frequently fired rockets into Israel and have attacked Israeli patrols along the border fence.” How serious must Palestinian actions be in the eyes of the AP before a “ceasefire” is broken? Why are Israeli counter-measures designed to protect this truce regarded as violations while constant Palestinian terror is not?

Recent Israeli operations against targets in Gaza are a direct response to the latest Qassam missile attacks. Yet, the AP saves this for the third paragraph of its report: “The fighting also included a Palestinian rocket attack on the southern Israeli town of Sderot that damaged a home.”

DEBKAfile’s military sources report: Hamas’ strategic decision to go back to its missile, terror and suicide operations was taken after the organization, which dominates Palestinian government, judged its stockpile of ordnance sufficient to sustain a heavy blitz of Israel’s towns and villages, and its units equipped and ready to withstand a responsive Israeli military incursion.

Ten mortar shells struck Sderot’s Hadar district by 8:30 a.m. local time; 6 Qassam missiles exploded in other parts of the W. Negev up to Ashkelon causing damage but no casualties. The Hamas military arm, Ezz-e-Din al Qassam, announced 80 missiles and mortar rounds had been fired at Israeli targets in retaliation for IDF operations.

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April 24, 2007 | 2 Comments »

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  1. Bill

    I think your focus is in the wrong place.

    You are American and your fire as an American should be directed against your own government, the US Government, just as my main fire is directed against my government, the Irish Government.

    You should ask why is the Bush republican Government engaged in the dismemberment of Israel through the promotion of the “Palestinian” Fascist state and should indeed be mobilising every sinew against your own government.

    As I said on the first thread the Olmert Government is a Sharon residue dictatorship over the Israeli people, and no step forward is possible without its removal. But that will not be easy. As I said I think it is a revolutionary matter.

    But the issue for American Jews is what they are doing about thje role of their own government, in concrete terms.

  2. How could a government allow neighboring terrorists to step up their bombing campaign and attacks against its citizens without any response? The Palestinians are very lucky that I am not in charge because, even though I am a peaceful person; a threat against my own would be met with an overwhelming response that would put an end to threats and terrorism forever.

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