Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accepted a brokered peace deal by Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood President Morsi after meeting with US SOS Clinton. This, despite 70% Israeli support for continued self-defense against attacks from Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The cease fire was set for 9pm Tel Aviv time (3pm EST) – during first hour rocket attacks from Gaza Strip continued.
WH says Pres Obama urged Netanyahu to agree to the Egyptian ceasefire proposal while reiterating Israel's right to defend itself.—
Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 21, 2012
FUBAR - Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal said the deal included an agreement to open all border crossings with the Gaza Strip, including the important Rafah crossing with Egypt. A copy of the deal obtained by The Associated Press appeared to be somewhat vague about the details on the crossings.
`’The document provides for the opening of all crossings,” he insisted.
Minutes before the deal took effect at 9 p.m. local time. (2 p.m. EDT) there was a spasm of Palestinian rocket attacks and Israeli airstrikes, including one that killed a man minutes before the deadline. After 9 p.m., the airstrikes cease, but rocket fire continued, with at least 12 fired into Israel an hour into the truce, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
Earlier in the day (at Noon), a bomb exploded on a bus in Tel Aviv, Israel. it was the work of US-ally Mahmoud Abbas’ (pictured above with Hillary Clinton) The al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades.
Soon after, Hamas TV broadcast its delight at the news that civilians in Israel were targeted. Hamas praised the bus attack against Israelis – and even passed out candy to children in celebration of the attack.
To celebrate the *cough* one sided ceasefire Hamas released a video showing them slaughtering Israelis and kicking the dead bloodied bodies of the Israeli people.
SUMMARY: YOU DON’T NEGOTIATE WITH SAVAGES – YOU ANNIHILATE THEM
Remember the Fogels ?
REPORT - President Obama called Netanyahu and commended the decision. Obama also reiterated his commitment to Israel’s security. Obama also spoke with Egypt’s president, Mohamed Morsi, and thanked the leader for his efforts in the deal.