Sponsored Content
« Obama Mullng Turning Army of Supporters Into His Own Private FEMA | Main | Surveillance Camera Footage of US Airways Jet Ditching in the Hudson »
January 17, 2009

Israel: Unilarteral Cease-fire Coming

I've been waiting for the official announcement, but what the hell. The Israeli Security Council has agreed to an Egyptian plan for a cease-fire.

Under the plan, Israel will halt its attack for ten days, though Israeli boots will remain on the ground in Gaza. During that time, Egypt, France, Germany, the U.K., the U.S., and Israel will hammer out a long-term solution. A major issue to be addressed is how to prevent Hamas from re-supplying through the Egyptian border-crossings and tunnels. Independently, Egypt will then broker a deal with Hamas.

This is what caught my attention:

But Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said a unilateral cease-fire was not enough.

"The occupier must halt his fire immediately and withdraw from our land and lift his blockade and open all crossings and we will not accept any one Zionist soldier on our land, regardless of the price that it costs," Barhoum said.

"Fawzi Barhoum"? I bet he hates to be called Fozzie Bear.

Israel has announced that if the rocket attacks continue during the cease-fire, the deal is off.

Sub-hed [ace]:

Despite Mounting Death-Tolls and Calls for World Peace,
Hamas Intransigent and Uncaring in Determination to Kill

Because we got variations from that headline when Israel refused a ceasefire. (Hamas refused one too, of course.)

Juan Cole is a Despicable Human Being Update [Gabe, again]: Thanks to Rocks who points out that Juan Cole, Iranian apologist and all-around go-to-guy for antisemitism in the blogosphere, had this to say about the cease-fire:

There are rumors that the Israeli government may declare a unilateral cease fire Saturday. They had better. Because if they ruin the Obama inauguration by splashing the bloody bodies of dead Palestinian children all over the press during the next few days, no Americans, even the most pro-Israeli, are going to forgive them.

I thought it was self-parody at first. But he actually seems to mean it, which makes him just like the Hamas terrorists he spends so much time defending on his blog: a little too happy IYKWIMAITTYD to use regrettable deaths as propaganda. The shock value makes for a nice political bludgeon, even though the reason little Palestinian children die is because Hamas likes to use their bedrooms as launchpads. Those deaths are on Hamas, not Israel.

digg this
posted by Gabriel Malor at 03:20 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
BignJames: "I just moved back to SC from Wyoming. Forgot that ..."

Piper : "@Ace from the bottom of my heart, thank you for th ..."

screaming in digital: "About 10 miles back you left a granny still standi ..."

screaming in digital: "I left SC to go to western NY to help a friend cle ..."

bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door : "214 Tonypete, are you in Cleveland for the wife's ..."

Fen: "Wow. That awkward moment when you think you're cle ..."

Diogenes: "Spring was 5:24 EDT....we missed it. Posted by: B ..."

Javems: " I tell ya it was a hell of a show. Posted by: ..."

nurse ratched : "My older brother put 3 Goody powders together and ..."

Tonypete: "Snorted them up his nose and went to choke-puking ..."

BignJames: "Waiting for Spring and getting impatient. You? P ..."

Chatterbox Mouse: "Springtime? I left SC to go to western NY to he ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64