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Opinion Editorials, November 2012
Israel Agrees to Ceasefire, Halt in Assassination, and Ending Blockade of Gaza!
By Hassan El-Najjar
November 21, 2012, 2:30 pm ET
Following the news from Arabic media, it has been revealed that the agreement on the cessation of hostilities between the Israeli occupation government and the Palestinian government in Gaza is a step in a long-term truce that may last for years if Israelis abide by it.
The agreement involves the following three main components:
1. A ceasefire from both sides, which starts at 9:00 pm, Cairo time, 2:00 pm ET.
2. The Israeli occupation government agrees to stop assassination of Palestinians.
3. The Israeli occupation government agrees to stop its blockade and siege of Gaza, by allowing free travel and movement of individuals and cargos through all crossing borders, including the Rafah crossing point between Palestine and Egypt.
Are Israeli aggressors going to abide by this agreement?
I'm not holding my breath, as they never did in previous agreements, as they will soon be encouraged to break it by their Zionist supporters and their puppets in the US-EU.
Why did the Israeli occupation government agree to the second and third points of the agreement, which have been Palestinian conditions for the cessation of hostilities?
1. The Israeli occupation government discovered that the Palestinian resistance was capable through its rockets of reaching Israeli cities, despite its "Iron Dome" anti-missile defensive measure.
2. The Israeli occupation government discovered that there has been a genuine change in the Egyptian position, which represented an overall change in the Middle East, that will not allow Israel to isolate and abuse the Palestinian people as it did before.
3. The Israeli occupation government discovered that Palestinians in the West Bank started to mobilize towards a new Uprising.
The world has watched live on TV how the US-made F-16s were attacking a civilian population of about 1.8 million people, killing more than 150 and injuring more than 1,100 of them.
The Israeli leaders who committed these war crimes against the Palestinian captive civilian population should be tried before the International Court of Justice for their war crimes.
Netanyahu, Barak, and Lieberman are directly responsible for all this bloodshed by ordering the unprovoked assassination of Al-Ja'abari. They should be held accountable for their war crimes in Gaza.
Without that, they may repeat their sick urge for shedding more Palestinian blood in a short time. This has to happen to deter other Israeli aggressors from doing that again in the future.
One last observation, the Zionist media (particularly Fox and CNN TV networks) were shameless in their covering of this episode of the conflict. They sided with the Israeli aggressors, giving the Israeli side of the story most of the covering. The Morduch Fox channel was even more Israeli than Israeli TV channels.
It's truly sad that a great nation like the United States doesn't have its own TV stations an otehr media that is loyal to the nation, instead of these which are loyal to Israel first and foremost.
It's also sad to hear Hillary Clinton referring to Palestinian resistance fighters as "terrorists" while praising the Israeli war criminals who killed 150 Palestinians and injured more than 1,100, most of whom are women and children!
I pray and dream about an American Spring, indeed!
Hamas and Israel agree on ceasefire: Egypt
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
By Al-Arabiya TV, with agencies
Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr made the
announcement in a joint news conference with
(But neither Obama nor Clinton has
ever recognized the same right for the Palestinian people to defend
themselves against the Israeli terrorist attacks, assassinations, and
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