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Egypt asked to hand Palestinian conditions for ceasefire to Israel

Israel implements seven-hour “humanitarian window” following condemnation of UN school shelling


The Palestinian Ministry of Interior say that Israel violated a seven-hour humanitarian ceasefire after at least 30 were injured in the shelling of a house in a refugee camp on the western coast of Gaza. (Photo Palestinian health ministry handout)
The Palestinian Ministry of Interior say that Israel violated a seven-hour humanitarian ceasefire after at least 30 were injured in the shelling of a house in a refugee camp on the western coast of Gaza.
(Photo Palestinian health ministry handout)

The Palestinian Ministry of Interior say that Israel violated a seven-hour humanitarian ceasefire after at least 30 were injured in the shelling of a house in a refugee camp on the western coast of Gaza.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on Monday the seven-hour “temporary humanitarian window”, which began at 10am in the Gaza Strip.

The IDF said on Monday morning the “humanitarian window will not apply to the areas in which IDF soldiers are currently operating”, adding that Israeli forces would “respond to any attempt to exploit this window to harm Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers”. The IDF says its forces aim to destroy tunnels that penetrate Israeli territory.

The IDF said later on Monday that it was looking into the reports of the shelling.

Talks continued in Cairo on Monday after Palestinian representatives presented their conditions for a ceasefire with Israel “with one voice” on Sunday during the first round of meetings in Cairo aiming to bring an end to the conflict in Gaza, which has claimed over 1,800 lives.

The cross-faction Palestinian delegation presented Egyptian officials with “unified Palestinian position on a ceasefire in Gaza” to be handed to the Israeli side, said Maher Taher, a Palestinian Authority representative part of the delegation, in a statement on Sunday evening. Hamas representative Ezzat Rishq shared this sentiment adding that there would be a meeting with the head of Egyptian intelligence chief, Farid Al-Tohamy on Monday.

The conditions put forward by the Palestinians include Hamas’ main demands of the full withdrawal of Israeli troops and lifting the air, land and sea blockade on Gaza that has been in place since 2007. Other conditions include the extension of Gaza’s maritime fishing zone, the release of prisoners and reconstruction of the strip funded by an international donor conference under the supervision of the national unity government formed earlier this year, said Taher.

Rishq said: “We want the Egyptian officials carry the demands of the Palestinian people and put pressure on the Israeli enemy to surrender to these demands.”

Paul Hirschson, a spokesperson for the Israeli Foreign Ministry said on Monday the talks in Cairo have “nothing to do with us”.

He continued: “we were hoping at this point to be at the end of a 72-hour ceasefire and negotiations” referring to the United Nations and United States sponsored ceasefire that fell apart last Friday. “Hamas has made itself clear several times now by breaking ceasefire agreements. We are left with no choice”, said Hirschson.

Egypt was set to to take part in a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran on Monday to discuss the situation in Gaza and efforts to end the violence.

While talks took place in Cairo on Sunday the fighting continued in Gaza resulting in the shelling of a United Nations school, the sixth such incident since the conflict began, prompting widespread condemnation. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon described the incident as a “moral outrage and a criminal act”. The United States State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said: “The United States is appalled by today’s disgraceful shelling” and called for a full investigation into the incident”. Psaki also stressed: “The suspicion that militants are operating nearby does not justify strikes that put at risk the lives of so many innocent civilians.”

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  • Pounce

    The problem here is, to Hamas a ceasefire is only until they get a breather and kick off again. It even has an Islamic name, ‘Hudna’
    A temporary “truce” or “armistice” It is sometimes mis-translated as “cease-fire”

    How can you deal with people who lie to your face.

    • Hate MB

      Hamas are fucking terrorist rats!!!

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  • sam enslow

    Israel will redeploy with no cease fire. The actions of Hamas will result only in more suffering for the people of Gaza.

  • Minymina

    Hama’s is the result of Gaza’s suffering, not Israel. It’s time we Arabs stop blaming Israel for our problems. The casualties in Gaza are Hama’s fault. They’re the ones who don’t want a cease fire.

    • Hate MB

      That is TRUE said!!!

  • Richard Barnes

    God has fulfilled his promise to return Israel from the Diaspora. They are once again living in some of the land that God promised to them. People can call that Zionism if they want to but where the rubber meets the road, it’s the will of God. God also shows in his word that though Israel would be hated by the whole world that God will never let them be completely removed as a nation again. though scripture shows that they will nearly be destroyed after a yet future peace deal is made. Today’s events, I believe will escalate to a point that we are going to face a new world economic and political order. Soon an agreement of 7 (360 day) years will be made with the nations who hate Israel. That agreement will be viewed as evil in God’s eyes and has been foretold. I have been watching for these things for decades and now they are on us. I wrote a book that discusses some of the prophecies written about in the Bible. It’s a short read of 6 or 7 pages and it’s totally free. I hope you will have a look: http://www.booksie.com/religion_and_spirituality/book/richard_b_barnes/after-the-rapture-whats-next

  • omega pal

    birds of a feather that flock together.

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