HAMAS BREAKS AID CEASE-FIREKIDNAPPS ISRAELI SOLDIER
Palestinian victims describe being used as shields by Hamas
Members of a Gaza family whose farm was turned into a "fortress" by Hamas fighters have reported that they were helpless to stop Hamas from using them as human shields. They described how for years Hamas has used their property and homes as shields for military installations from which to launch rockets into Israel, dig tunnels and store arms. According to the victims, those who tried to object were shot in the legs by Hamas.
The following is the full text of the comments by Hamas representative Fathi Hammad months before the war, articulating the Hamas ideology to use civilians as human shields for Hamas fighters:"For the Palestinian people death has become an industry, at which women excel and so do all people on this land: the elderly excel, the Jihad fighters excel, and the children excel. Accordingly [Palestinians] created a human shield of women, children, the elderly and the Jihad fighters against the Zionist bombing machine, as if they were saying to the Zionist enemy: 'We desire death as you desire life.'"
1 Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired;
2 Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD’S anger come upon you.
3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.
4 For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up.(ITS NO ACCIDENT THAT IN THIS GAZA WAR ITS ASHKELON-ASHDOD AND THE MURDERER HAMAS IN GAZA WERE MOST OF THE BOMBING ARE)(THIS IS PROPHECY COMING TO PASS BIGTIME)
5 Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea coast,(GAZA) the nation of the Cherethites! the word of the LORD is against you; O Canaan, the land of the Philistines,(PALESTINIANS) I will even destroy thee, that there shall be no inhabitant.
6 And the sea coast (GAZA) shall be dwellings and cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks.
7 And the coast (GAZA) shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah;(ISRAEL) they shall feed thereupon: in the houses of Ashkelon shall they lie down in the evening: for the LORD their God shall visit them, and turn away their captivity.(BY THIS PROPHECY I PREDICT ISRAEL WILL RETAKE GAZA SO ISRAELIS AROUND THE WORLD CAN IMMIGRATE THERE AND BUILD HOMES AND LIVE)
29 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina,(ARABS-PALESTINIANS) because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent’s root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.(BOMBS)(WARFARE)
30 And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.
31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina,(ARABS) art dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times.
32 What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion,(JERUSALEM) and the poor of his people shall trust in it.
IN DEPTH LOOK WERE RUSSIA-ARAB-MUSLIMS BURRIAL SPOT IN ISRAEL-JORDAN
2 PETER 3:8
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
EVEN CREATION IS ONE THOUSAND YEARS IN JESUS SITE IS ONE DAY.SO ONE DEAD ISRAELI TO ONE THOUSAND DEAD ENEMIES FITS RIGHT IN WITH CREATION.THE WORLD GOES ON FOR 6 THOUSAND YEARS-THEN THE 7 THOUSANDTH YEAR IS JESUS' RULE FROM JERUSALEM FOR ONE THOUSAND YEARS-THEN FOREVER.AND IN WAR IS THE SAME BY CREATION.FOR EVERY ONE DEAD ISRAELI-ONE THOUSAND DEAD ENEMIES WILL OCCUR.
17 A thousand will flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five you will all flee away, till you are left like a flagstaff on a mountaintop, like a banner on a hill."
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
7 You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall by the sword before you.
8 Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.
30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog (RUSSIA-ARAB-MUSLIMS) a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.(THE ARAB-MUSLIM-RUSSIA BURRIAL SPOT WILL BE EAST OF THE DEAD SEA IN THE JORDAN VALLEY)
12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.
13 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD.
14 And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search.
15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man’s bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog.
16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.
17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
21 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)
EARTH DESTROYED WITH THE EARTH (BECAUSE OF SIN AND GODLESS PEOPLE)
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
IS THIS TIME FOR ISRAEL TO GET SOME OF ITS PROMISED LAND BY GOD BY DESTROYING THE ARAB NATIONS AROUND ISRAEL
3 They (ARABS,MUSLIMS) have taken crafty counsel against thy people,(ISRAEL) and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they (MUSLIMS) have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:(TREATIES)
6 The tabernacles of Edom,(JORDAN) and the Ishmaelites;(ARABS) of Moab, PALESTINIANS,JORDAN) and the Hagarenes;(EGYPT)
7 Gebal,(HEZZBALLOH,LEBANON) and Ammon,(JORDAN) and Amalek;(SYRIA,ARABS,SINAI) the Philistines (PALESTINIANS) with the inhabitants of Tyre;(LEBANON)
And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.(ALL MOSTLY PSALMS 83 ARABS)
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.
12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE
SECOND ANGEL TO DR DOCTORIAN
The angel showed me that the United Nations shall be broken in pieces because of the crisis in the Middle East. There shall be no more United Nations. The angel with the sickle shall reap the harvest.
UPDATE AUGUST 01,14-03:00PM
OBAMA WAS YAPPUN AFTER BEING A LIER LIKE A TYPICAL ARAB.HE SAID THE PRESS CONFERENCE WOULD BE AT 2:35-IT WAS 2;45PM.AND OBAMA SAYS ISRAEL HAS A RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF.HE WAS YAPPIN FOR 10 MINUTES ON THE STUPID ECONOMY INSTEAD OF ISRAEL.OBAMA CLAIMES KERRY DONE THE BEST HE COULD ON ALL THE FALSE-FAKE CEASE-FIRES.OBAMA SHOULD TELL HIS ARAB PALS HAMAS-ARABS IN GAZA.MAYBE TO QUIT LYING AND BREAKING CEASE-FIRES.OBAMA KERRY JUST KEEP YOUR 2 TALKING SIDES OF YOUR MOUTHS OUTTA ISRAEL.AND LET THEM PUMMEL THESE ARAB MURDERERS IN GAZA TILL THE JOB IS COMPLETE.
WHY IS OBAMA SUCH A ARAB-MUSLIM SUPPORTER.AND WORSHIPS EVERY COMMUNIST MUSLIM LEADER THAT COMES TO THE WHITE HOUSE.AND THIS IS THE REASON SO MANY AT THE WHITE HOUSE ARE ARAB-MUSLIMS.
UPDATE AUGUST 01,14-11:34AM
2,900 ROCKETS HAVE BEEN FIRED BY HAMAS INTO ISRAEL IN THIS WAR SO FAR.HAMAS LOVES WHEN ISRAEL KILLS POOR ARABS IN GAZA-BECAUSE HAMAS CAN THEN GET MONEY AND MORE NUTCASE RETARD LUNATICS TO JOIN THEIR CAUSE TO KILL EVERY JEW AND CHRISTIAN ON EARTH.SO HAMAS TOLD THERE LEADERS.IF WE BREAK THIS CEASE-FIRE FOR THE 6TH TIME.WE KNOW ISRAEL WILL KILL MORE ARABS AS A RESULT.AND IN TURN WE CAN WHORE WITH THE MEDIA-THEY KISS OUR BUTTS AGAINST ISRAEL BECAUSE THEIR SO STIPID AND LET US CONN THEM IN TO USING THEM SO WE ARABS CAN GET SYMPATHY FROM THE WORLD AS WELL AS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR KILLING MORE INNOCENT ISRAELI WOMEN AND CHILDREN.AS WELL AS ALL THE LUNATIC-RETARD-IDIOT- CAMEL PISS DRINKING MOON GOD ALLAH WORSHIPPERS WILL JOIN US MURDERERS TO KILL ALL THE JEWS ON EARTH.SEE WE ARABS ARE SO SMART.WE KNOW HOW TO CONN THE MEDIA AND THE WORLD TO GO AFTER ISRAEL SO WE ARABS CAN KILL EVERY JEW ON EARTH.
ISRAEL QUIT INSTANT RELATIONS WITH KERRY AND THE UNITED NATIONS AND ALL INVOLVED IN THIS FRAUD ISRAEL HATE FAKE CEASE-FIRE CRAP.
UPDATE AUGUST 01,14-09:30AM
THAT STUPID LUNATIC WOLF BLITZER HAD THE GALL TO ASK LERNER WHEN INTERVIEWED IF ISRAEL WOULD GIVE UP ARAB-MURDERER PRISONERS FOR THE KIDAPPED ISRAELI SOLDIER.LERNER SAID FORGET ABOUT THAT STUPID QUESTION.WE ARE LOOKIING FOR OUR KIDNAPPED SOLDIER NOW.FORGET ABOUT EVEN ASKING ME A STUPID QUESTION LIKE WILL ISRAEL FREE PRISONERS FOR THE KIDNAPPED ISRAELI SOLDIER.AN AMERICAN CAME OUT AND SAID THEM BARBARIC ARABS-HAMAS SHOULD BE CODEMNED BY THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY NOW.BUT ITS BEEN 6 1/12 HOURS AND NOT ONE CONDEMNATION OF HAMAS BY ANY WORLD COUNTRY.IF ISRAEL JUST SNEEZES AND AN ARAB KID IN GAZA IS KILLED.THE STUPID UNITED NATIONS AND KERRY INSTANTLY CONDEMN ISRAEL.BUT 7 HOURS LATER AFTER HAMAS SUICIDE BOMBERS KILL 2 ISRAELIS AND KIDNAPPS A 3RD.AND IT HAPPENS ON AN AID PAUSE.AND NO ONE CONDEMNS HAMAS.THIS IS THE MOST REDICULAS NONESENSE I HAVE EVER HEARD OF.WITH THIS ISRAEL HATE WHEN BLATANT GENICDE AND WAR CRIMES HAVE BEEN COMMITTED AGAINST ISRAEL IN THIS CASE.DECIEVING ISRAEL INTO A AID PAUSE SO THE UN-CAN WHORE WITH HAMAS TO KILL JEWS AND TRY TO SET THE WHOLE THING UP TO LOOK LIKE ISRAEL BROKE THE CEASE-FIRE.AND NOT ONLY DOES NO ONE CONDEMN HAMAS.BUT CNN NOW HAS A USELESS U.N CHRIS GUNNESS COMPLAINING AND LITERALLY CRYING ABOUT HOW THE POOR ARABS-HAMAS WILL BE DYING LIKE FLYS FOR SURE NOW.BECAUSE ISRAEL WILL NOT LET THE AID TO THE POOR KIDS IN GAZA GET IN AFTER A SIMPLE KIDNAPP OF AN ISRAELI SOLDIER.ISRAEL HAD NO REASON TO KILL THE INNOCENT ARABS IN THE SCHOOL AND MARKET YESTERDAY.USELESS UNITED NATIONS FOLD NOW.YOUR USELESS.
UPDATE AUGUST 01,14-09:00AM
HAMAS BROKE THE CEASE-FIRE AN HOUR AND A HALF IN.I KNEW IT WOULD NOT TAKE LONG.AND THATS WHEN THE ISRAELI SOLDIER WAS KIDNAPPED IN THE EGYPT AREA OF GAZA.AND LIKE USUAL PENHAUL AND CNN WHORE WITH THE ARABS-HAMAS.MARK REGEV WAS ON CNN AND SAID THE CEASE-FIRE IS OVER. AND ISRAEL WILL DECIDE WHAT IS GONNA HAPPEN TO HAMAS NOW.AND I HOPE GAZA IS ATOMIC BOMBED TO GET RID OF THE HAMAS-ARABS IN GAZA FOR GOOD.IF THIS WAS NOT A WAR CRIME AGAINST ISRAEL COMMITTED BY THE UNITED NATIONS-KERRY AND HAMAS.I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS.SETTING UP ISRAEL UNDER A FALSE CEASE-FIRE AID PAUSE.THEN NOT ONLY HAVING A SUICIDE BOMBER TRY TO KILL INNOCENT ISRAELI SOLDIERS IN A TUNNEL.BUT THEN HAMAS KIDNAPPS AN ISRAELI SOLDIER AS WELL.ISRAEL SHOULD IMMEDIATELY PUT IN A COMPLAINT OF GENICIDE AND WAR CRIMES AGAINST KERRY AND THE UNITED NATIONS FOR SETTING UP ISRAELIS AND GETTING A ISRAELI SOLDIER KIDNAPPED AS A RESULT OF THE FALSE CEASE-FIRE DECEPTION.AND BY THE WAY 2 ISRAELI SOLDIERS WERE KILLED IN THE TUNNEL SUICIDE BOMBING BY HAMAS WHEN THE ISRAELI SOLDIER WAS KIDNAPPED AS WELL.WE CAN GUARENTEE ISRAEL BETTER REALLY GO AND BOMB GAZA NOW.OUT OF COMMISSION.
UPDATE AUGUST 01,14-08:30AM
WELL LIKE USUAL HAMAS BROKE THE CEASE-FIRE.AND NOT ONLY BROKE THE CEASE-FIRE.BUT KIDNAPPED AN ISRAELI SOLDIER.ISAEL IF USE DON'T USE AN ATOMIC BOMB ON GAZA NOW WITH HAMAS CAPTURING YOUR SOLDIER.I DON'T KNOW WHAT OTHER REASON AN ATOMIC BOMB SHOULD BE SHOT ON GAZA.ISRAEL GET RID OF HAMAS-ARABS FOR GOOD.AND TAKE OVER GAZA NOW.ALL IT TAKES IS A 5 MINUTE KA-BOOM.ISRAEL.GET THE JOB DONE NOW PLEASE.THIS CEASE-FIRE NONSENSE SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ENTERED INTO BY ISRAEL THIS TIME.95% OF ISRAELIS SAID.NO CEASE-FIRE WITH ARABS-HAMAS-AND KILL EVERY HAMAS MEMBER ON EARTH.ONCE AGAIN KERRY AND THE UNITED NATION SETS UP ISRAEL TO APPEASE THE ARABS-HAMAS.BUT NOW ISRAEL HAS LOST A SOLDIER TO KIDNAPPING AS WELL.
UPDATE AUGUST 01,14-12:01AM
ISRAEL AND THE EVERY PAUSE-CEASE-FIRE BREAKER HAMAS-ARABS WILL DO A 72 HOUR CEASE-FIRE STARTING TODAY IN AN HOUR 1AM EST-8AM ISRAEL TIME.SEE HOW LONG IT IS TILL HAMAS-ARABS SHOOT THE FIRST ROCKETS AT ISRAEL AND BREAK THE AID CEASE-FIRE PAUSE.ISRAEL AT LEASE IS ABLE TO KEEP THEIR TROOPS IN GAZA AND CONTINUE BLOWING UP THE TUNNELS.I JUST WISH ISRAEL WOULD HAVE USED AN ATOMIC BOMB ON GAZA.THEN WE WOULD NOT HAVE HAD TO GO THREW THESE 7-9 OR WHATEVER CEASE-FIRES THIS WHOLE SITUATION WOULD HAVE BEEN OVER IN 5 MINUTES.THEN THE CLEANUP COULD BEGIN.
MK Feiglin: Take Gaza, Pay People to Leave-Maverick Likud MK spells out his solution for the Gaza terror problem.By Gil Ronen-First Publish: 7/31/2014, 10:28 PM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS
MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) spelled out his formula for solving the Gaza terror problem, in an event at Beit Shemesh Wednesday.Feiglin does not believe in going after rocket launchers or tunnels. Gaza should be retaken in whole, he said, by directly attacking the Hamas leadership and striving for victory, and doing so according to Jewish law, without sacrificing soldiers in order to save members of the local population, which voted Hamas into power.Once this is accomplished, the terrorists who fight Israel must be destroyed, he said, and the remaining population should be encouraged to leave through monetary compensation. Surveys show that 80% of Gazans would like to leave the Mediterranean coastal strip and move elsewhere in the world. The minority that decides to stay will be allowed to stay and gradually receive a status similar to the Arabs of eastern Jerusalem.MK Feiglin was recently appointed to be a member of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Security Committee.
Kerry Needs to Come to His 'Senses'-The secretary of state needs to change his tone about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.The Associated Press-Israel and Palestine should "come to their senses"? Look in the mirror, Mr. Secretary.By Lawrence J. Haas July 29, 2014 | 11:45 a.m. EDT -us news and world report
Dear Mr. Secretary:
I was struck by your recent observation about the Israel-Hamas conflict: “The world is watching tragic moment after tragic moment unfold and wondering when both sides are going to come to their senses.”I can only imagine your dismay, in light of the hopes that President Obama and you had placed in Israeli-Palestinian peace, and all of your jet-setting, tongue-flapping and arm-twisting to make it happen. To encourage both sides to come to their “senses,” however, I suggest that not only do they have important roles to play. So, too, do you.You might begin by recognizing, and speaking openly about, the profound differences between a pluralistic democratic state and a Jew-hating terrorist organization; between America’s most important regional ally and one of America’s fiercest enemies; between a country that shares our values and a genocidal terrorist entity that fully rejects them; and between a government that’s accountable to its people and a brutal dictatorship that isn’t.You might then stop trying to negotiate cease-fires for the Israel-Hamas conflict with Qatar, which supports and funds Hamas (and with which Washington just inked a huge arms deal), and Turkey, which also supports Hamas and whose increasingly Islamist government routinely accuses Israel of genocide – while leaving Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Egypt out of the room. As you must know, Israel is our ally, the Palestinian Authority is the comparatively moderate Palestinian entity that we prefer over Hamas, and Egypt shares both a border with Gaza and security concerns with Israel about Hamas. And as you might suspect, Israeli officials resent your efforts to impose a cease-fire on them from the outside, as if they themselves don’t know what’s best for their own security.You might, at the same time, stop crafting cease-fire proposals that give Hamas (remember: a Jew-hating terror group and sworn U.S. enemy) essentially everything it wants while addressing none of the legitimate security concerns of Israel (remember: our key regional ally and fellow democracy that shares our values).Israel, which rejected the cease fire you cooked up with Qatar and Turkey, couldn’t help but notice that, as the Times of Israel reported, the deal called for easing restrictions on people and goods from Gaza to Israel; expanding fishing zones for Gaza; opening a crossing from Gaza to Egypt; and paying Gazan government employees. Israel could keep its troops in Gaza, but it couldn’t keep destroying Hamas’s threatening tunnels nor conduct any other “military or security” operations to defang Hamas.Nor could Israel help but notice that the deal called for negotiations in Cairo between Israel and “the Palestinian factions” (presumably including the genocidal Hamas) to craft a longer-term solution that opened more Israel-Gaza border crossings, secured more movement of people and goods through them, improved the economic and social livelihood of Gazans and addressed all security issues.You see, Mr. Secretary, Israel officials were miffed that, in your deal-making with Doha and Ankara, you addressed Hamas’ demands in detail while offering only vague references to “all security issues.” As you might imagine, they think it reflects your longstanding approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as your recent mocking of Israeli efforts to deliver “pinpoint” attacks on Hamas.In essence, Mr. Secretary, to set the right tone to address the Israel-Hamas conflict, you might stop equating Israeli humanity with Islamic barbarism – and, most maddening of all, tilting toward the latter.
Hamas Agrees to 72-Hour Ceasefire-Hamas spokesman says the movement agrees to 72-hour ceasefire, provided that Israel observes it as well.By Elad Benari and AFP-First Publish: 8/1/2014, 3:13 AM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS
Hamas has agreed to observe a 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza conflict to take effect Friday morning, if Israel does the same, a spokesman for the group told AFP late on Thursday night."Hamas and all the resistance movements have accepted a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire from 8:00 am Friday (0500 GMT) which will be respected by all these movements if the other party (Israel) also observes the ceasefire," Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum told the news agency.The announcement came after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the sides had agreed to the ceasefire, adding that Israelis and Palestinian Arabs would enter talks in Cairo."This ceasefire is critical to giving innocent civilians a much-needed reprieve from violence," Kerry said in a hastily arranged mid-morning statement on a visit to New Delhi."During this period, civilians in Gaza will receive urgently needed humanitarian relief, and the opportunity to carry out vital functions, including burying the dead, taking care of the injured, and restocking food supplies," he added.A U.S. official told AFP following Kerry’s announcement that Israeli and Palestinian Arab negotiators will meet as soon as Friday in Egypt to start discussions.The official, who was accompanying Kerry on a visit to India, said that acting U.S. Middle East envoy Frank Lowenstein would head Friday to Cairo for the talks.
Egypt’s foreign minister later announced that Cairo had invited Israel and the Palestinian Authority to send delegates for truce talks.The delegations, which will include representatives of Hamas in Gaza, are expected to depart at any moment, a senior Hamas official said.
Security Council Calls for 'Humanitarian Pauses' in Gaza-UN Security Council renews an appeal for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.By AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff-First Publish: 8/1/2014, 2:13 AM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS
The United Nations (UN) Security Council on Thursday called for humanitarian pauses in Gaza and renewed an appeal for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas amid alarm over the fate of civilians, AFP reports.The 15 members of the panel expressed "grave disappointment" that repeated calls for a truce had not been heeded, in a statement read to the press at the end of a four-hour meeting at United Nations headquarters in New York.UN humanitarian aid chief Valerie Amos called for the brief humanitarian breaks to allow relief workers to reach those in need, telling the Council that such pauses would give civilians much-needed reprieve.The head of the UN relief agency in Gaza also appealed to the top body for action, saying the Palestinian Arabs were "facing a precipice" in the conflict that has pushed humanitarian efforts to the breaking point."Council members called for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire that can lead to a sustainable ceasefire based on the Egyptian proposal," said Rwandan Deputy Ambassador Olivier Nduhungirehe."Council members encouraged the use of humanitarian pauses" and called on countries to make donations to the UN agency in Gaza, he said.The press statement read by the Rwandan chair of the Security Council fell short of the toughly-worded resolution that the Palestinian Authority’s representative and Arab countries are seeking.It made no reference to the attack on Wednesday of a UN-run school that left at least 16 dead and drew fierce international condemnation.UN officials have said they believe an Israeli artillery strike hit the school and have called for a full investigation.Diplomats said the divided Council failed to agree on wording that would have condemned the UN school attack after the United States insisted that a reference be made to rockets found in abandoned schools.That stance ran into strong objections from Jordan, diplomatic sources said.The White House said earlier Thursday there was little doubt Israeli artillery was the source of the strike, calling it "totally indefensible."At an emergency meeting late Sunday, the Council agreed on a statement calling for the ceasefire but it has yet to discuss a draft resolution put forward by Jordan demanding an Israeli withdrawal and lifting of the blockade on Gaza.The Palestinian Authority’s representative to the UN, Riyad Mansour, again called on the Security Council to adopt a tough resolution." Enough is enough, this genocide should be stopped immediately," Mansour told reporters, according to AFP.Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor said Israel had agreed to "every humanitarian ceasefire" in the conflict and renewed accusations that Hamas was using civilians as shields.He showed aerial photographs of Hamas rocket launch sites, saying these were close to schools.
Israel, Palestinian militant groups agree to three-day Gaza truce-Reuters-By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ari Rabinovitch-july 31,14-YAHOONEWS
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip have agreed to a three-day humanitarian truce to begin Friday morning, and negotiators from both sides will travel to Cairo to discuss a longer-term.The 72-hour break after more than three weeks of fighting was set to begin at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT), according to a joint statement released by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.A spokesman for Hamas, the Islamist group dominant in Gaza, said all Palestinian factions would abide by the truce as long as Israel holds its fire.Officials in Israel were not available for immediate comment."We urge all parties to act with restraint until this humanitarian ceasefire begins, and to fully abide by their commitments during the ceasefire," Kerry and Ban said. "This ceasefire is critical to giving innocent civilians a much-needed reprieve from violence."Hours before the ceasefire was announced, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, said he would not accept any truce that stopped Israel from completing the destruction of militants' infiltration tunnels.According to the Kerry and Ban statement, forces on the ground would remain in place during the ceasefire. Israeli and Palestinian delegations in the meantime will travel to Cairo for separate negotiations to reach a more durable ceasefire, the statement said.Fighting continued, however, overnight. Hamas said it fired rockets at Israel, setting off air raid sirens in the area of Tel Aviv. Residents of Gaza reported further Israeli shelling. Israel's military said its Iron Dome defense system intercepted one of the rockets.Previous international attempts to broker a humanitarian truce were less successful, securing shorter periods of calm, some of which collapsed immediately after being announced.U.N. political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman said it took a massive diplomatic push to achieve the ceasefire."The Egyptians played an important role, the Qataris played an essential role in helping bring the parties on board, the Turks were in touch with all sides. This was a collective effort,” Feltman told CNN.Israel launched its offensive in Gaza on July 8 in response to a surge of cross-border rocket attacks.Gaza officials say at least 1,427 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in the battered territory and nearly 7,000 wounded. Fifty-six Israeli soldiers have been killed in Gaza clashes and more than 400 wounded. Three civilians have been killed by Palestinian shelling in Israel.Netanyahu faces intense pressure from abroad to stand his forces down. The United States and the U.N. Security Council have urged both sides to halt fighting in Gaza to allow in humanitarian relief." Acknowledging a call by the United Nations and in consideration of the situation of our people, resistance factions agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian and mutual calm as long as the other side (Israel) abides by it," said Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri.Israel has ordered its ground forces to focus on locating and destroying a warren of tunnels through which Hamas has menaced its southern towns and army bases.With Israeli forces remaining on the ground to pursue that mission, it could open the way for Israel to declare it achieved the main goal of its ground offensive and to pull troops out of the Gaza Strip.(Editing by Cynthia Osterman)