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Cease Fire

Posted by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:20 PM
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Gaza celebrates as ceasefire with Israel takes effect

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories — Gazans took to the streets on Wednesday to celebrate the start of a truce deal with Israel, firing into the air, honking car horns and chanting victory slogans.

The celebrations began shortly after the 1900 GMT deadline for the ceasefire to start, as agreed in a deal between Israel and Hamas that was announced in Egypt on the eighth day of violence in and around Gaza.

Heavy celebratory gunfire could be heard throughout the Gaza Strip, and residents also released fireworks into the night sky, where Israeli drones could still be buzzing heard overhead.

"The resistance has triumphed," some shouted, alongside chants of "Allahu akbar (God is greatest)."

In the minutes leading up the beginning of the ceasefire, heavy outgoing and incoming fire could be heard, but it appeared to have stopped after the deadline took effect.

The truce accord, a copy of which was obtained by AFP, calls on Israel to "stop all hostilities... in the land, sea and air including incursions and targeting of individuals".

It also urges the Palestinian factions to end "rocket attacks and all attacks along the border."

Mosques throughout Gaza broadcast messages welcoming the ceasefire, and praising the "resistance".

"Celebrations until morning!" one Gaza City mosque broadcast over its loudspeaker, as hundreds of people gathered, many waving Hamas flags.

There were similar scenes of joy outside Gaza City's Shifa hospital, where some also waved the Egyptian flag as they celebrated.

Members of Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, participated in some of the celebrations, and were given a hero's welcome.

One fighter, who gave his name Abu Abdullah, grinned as he fired into the air.

"A little while ago we were firing our weapons and rockets at the occupation and the occupied cities from underground, and now are firing in happiness," he said.

"Israel is an occupying country and will leave our land," he added, saying he was confident that the truce would hold.

"Israel cannot violate the truce because any violation will be answered immediately," he said.

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Canvas_says
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:29 PM
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We'll see just how long this lasts, it never does but tis the season to at least hope. 

Carpy
by Platinum Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:33 PM
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Cease fire: take 587
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Debrowsky
by Gold Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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I doubt it will be honored for very long by the Hamas embedded within Gaza.  They are the instigators of all this trouble with Israel and will not rest until Israel is destroyed.

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Nov. 21, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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Quoting Debrowsky:

I doubt it will be honored for very long by the Hamas embedded within Gaza.  They are the instigators of all this trouble with Israel and will not rest until Israel is destroyed.

Sad but very true. A cease fire for Hamas enables the terrorists to regroup, strategically plan for their next attack. To be continued.  Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad instigate and provide 1000's of missiles for Hamas in the region. I listened to a report yesterday warning, Hezbollah is near the border of Israel ready to strike. Hezbollah are a puppet to the Syrian gov't & Bashar al-Assad. Israel is surrounded by several Nations which despise her. Daniel in the Scriptures remind us Michael the Archangel is chosen by God to protect this tiny Nation. Ahmadinejad vows to push Israel into the Mediterranean Sea~

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Nov. 21, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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Israel in red....

emeraldangel2.0
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 5:53 PM

for now

143myboys9496
by Gold Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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Right, a cease fire for now. I'm not too confident it'll last long.
I bet by the time Hillary's looking for her suitcase at baggage claim, the rockets will be firing.
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