Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Israel and Hamas announced a cease-fire in Gaza

After four days of rocket attacks and air strikes, Israel and Hamas have finally agreed Monday, August 22, a cease-fire temporarily in the Gaza Strip. The two sides "reached an agreement for a truce, and the truce began," said an official involved in the negotiations. A Palestinian official said Hamas, the Islamist group business in the Gaza Strip, had agreed to fairerespecter the cease-fire to small groups of activists responsible for most of the rocket attacks on Israel in recent days.

The Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) have announced a "temporary cease-fire" in a statement. "We will temporarily stop firing rockets for the good of the Palestinian people," said the release of CRP, which have nevertheless vowed to "continue the fight." "We have an account with the enemy (Israel) until it leaves the Palestinian soil," concludes the text.

Monday morning, the Israeli security cabinet decided not to launch a ground operation in large-scale Gaza.

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