Top Leaderboard, Site wide
July 25, 2014
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Help us grow by sharing
and liking Truthdig:
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Newsletter

sign up to get updates


Blind Ideological Justice




War of the Whales


Truthdig Bazaar more items

 
Ear to the Ground

Israeli Foreign Minister and Hamas Deny Reports of ‘Comprehensive Ceasefire’ in Gaza

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on Jul 17, 2014

    A man examines the ruins of a police post destroyed in the same Israeli strike that killed four children playing soccer on a beach Wednesday. (AP/Khalil Hamra)

UPDATE (7/17 6:23 a.m. PST): Both the Israeli foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, and Hamas deny a deal has been reached. Lieberman went on to say that the previous reports are “as of now incorrect,” according to the BBC.


During a five-hour humanitarian truce Thursday, as civilians flooded Gaza’s streets to gather much-needed supplies, Reuters reported that the Israeli government was considering an agreement to end hostilities that had been proposed in Egypt. If accepted, the “permanent ceasefire” would go into effect Friday morning.

Hundreds of Palestinians have been killed in the bombardment, including four boys playing on the beach Wednesday and three other people in Southern Gaza “just moments before the truce began,” AFP reports. 

Al-Jazeera:

“There is an agreement for a ceasefire beginning tomorrow. I believe it is 6am (3am GMT),” [an Israeli] official told the Reuters news agency.

However, the news agency said that only senior officials in Egypt had agreed the deal, and it was still being examined by the Israeli leadership.

There was no immediate word from the Hamas group, which controls the Gaza Strip. Hamas rejected a previous ceasefire offer earlier this week, saying it was never consulted on the terms….Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker, reporting from Gaza said the truce would allow some repairs to infrastructure, such as electricity lines.

Read More


—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

More Below the Ad

Advertisement

Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.