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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cease-Fire Between Israel, Hamas May Be Close

Smoke rises following an Israeli attack east of Gaza City, seen from Bureij refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, on Tuesday. (Adel Hana/AP)

Hamas representatives holding talks in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday said a ceasefire with Israel was close at hand, but Israel denied an agreement has been reached to end the current conflict in Gaza.

Violence spiked in the hours leading up to the announcement.

The Israeli army announced its first military fatality, and Israeli missiles have been raining down on Gaza, destroying one Oxfam-supported kindergarten and damaging another there.


  • Calev Ben-David, senior correspondent in Israel for Bloomberg News

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  • Lavada

    I suppose if the Israel peoples were “locked down” inside this country for years on end with all kinds of restrictions imposed on them, they would eventually break and say they have had enough.
    The mainstream media does a very poor job covering what really goes on inside of the Palestinian territories.
    Everything to blame is due to the Palestinians, when in fact the problem is the bastard, terrorist, rogue, pariah child supported by US tax payer money.
    Add to that, the mainstream media of America is controlled by Jewish interests.
    Where is the balance in covering this story?


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003000884786 Navin R Johnson

    I have been reading about this story on Al Jazeera English (just google and you can easily find it).  The coverage of this ongoing War in the US media is strikingly different than the rest of the world.

    Israel is killing many children, but you would never know this if you limited yourself to US media.

    Killing children is inexcusable.

  • Milo

    This is what I expected with Netanyahu back in power in Israel. More aggression against its neighbors. Cut the billions of US tax dollars to Israel and watch it evaporate away. The real threat in the Middle East is from Israel.
    “The state of Israel must invent dangers, and to do this it must adopt the methods of provocation and revenge…. And above all, let us hope for a new war with the Arab countries so that we may finally get rid of our troubles and acquire our space.”— From the diary of Moshe Sharett, Israeli’s first Foreign Minister from 1948-1956, and Prime Minister from 1954-1956

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