Archive for Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Rockets fired at Israel shake truce

June 25, 2008


— Palestinian militants fired three homemade rockets into southern Israel on Tuesday, threatening to unravel a cease-fire days after it began, and Israel responded by closing vital border crossings into Gaza.

Despite what it called a "gross violation" of the truce, Israel refrained from military action and said it would send an envoy soon to Egypt to work on the next stage of a broader cease-fire agreement: a prisoner swap that would bring home an Israeli soldier held by Hamas for more than two years.

Hamas, the militant Islamic group that rules Gaza, promised to rein in the Iran- and Syria-backed faction that carried out the rocket attacks and pledged to remain committed to the truce that went into effect June 19 and urged restraint by all sides.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years ago

That is only half the story--"The truce between Hamas and Israel faced its most severe test yet on Tuesday after the Jewish state assassinated two members of Islamic Jihad in the Occupied West Bank and the group retaliated by launching a pair of rockets from the Gaza Strip."

jd 9 years ago

The difference is Israel doesn't target civilians, the Palestinians do.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years ago

And gee, do you think that when Israel was deciding whether or not to assassinate these guys they considered what effect it would have on the truce? Of course they did, and it pretty clearly demonstrates that Israel doesn't want a truce.

Flap Doodle 9 years ago

"Apparently it takes a rocket scientist..."Rockets do seem to be a problem over there.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years ago

Apparently it takes a rocket scientist to know that regardless of whether it's included in the truce, the immediate effect of the assassinations would be to respond to violence with more violence, and voila, no more truce.Clearly, screed, you're no rocket scientist.

Flap Doodle 9 years ago

We will build a high wall around your pun.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years ago

"Rockets do seem to be a problem over there."The pun was intended.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years ago

"Reward terrorism with death,"That's exactly what the Palestinians were trying to do with the rockets they launched in response to the assassinations. They failed to kill anybody, but almost certainly Israel will respond by attempting to murder more Palestinians, and the Palestinians will then attempt to murder more Israelis. But you'll get the tit-for-tat terrorism you love so much, screed.

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