Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Updated- it is effect now. Hamas, Israel agree to cease fire

NBC News reports, "Israel and Hamas have agreed to a cease-fire, the Egyptian foreign minister said Wednesday in a press conference, after eight days of fighting that have killed more than 140 Palestinians and five Israelis. The cease-fire is set to start at 9 p.m. Cairo time, Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr announced alongside U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton."

Right now it is 8PM in Cairo.

PM of Israel tweeted: ‏@IsraeliPM "PM #Netanyahu spoke with Pres Obama; accepted his recommendation to give Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire a chance".

I think Israel probably achieved its objectives and thus had less to lose by agreeing to a cease fire. Where this will go in the next days is anybody's guess. We know from the bible that this isn't over. Keep praying.

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The cease fire is in effect officially as of now. However alerts are still going off in southern Israeli towns and after the cease fire deadline passed a rocket did explode. Pray that it was the last one.

6 comments:

  1. Basically, Netanyahu cowarded to the wishes of a traitorous, slimy, Israel hating, wicked evil "president" at the expense of Gods chosen people. he did the wrong thing. now he opened the door to a far more destructive war in the future. he should have obliterated hamas and taken back Gaza

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    1. This is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's answer to your opinion:

      "We have scored major achievements in this operation. The IDF hit Hamas and the other terrorist organizations very hard. As for the terror chieftains, many of them were killed. We have destroyed thousands of missiles that were targeted at Southern Israel and almost all the missiles that were targeted at Central Israel. We acted against the infrastructure targets of the terrorist organizations, things that were constructed over many years were destroyed. We are prepared to act in the event that the quiet will be disturbed. The objectives that we set for the operation were attained."

      "I know that there are citizens who expect an even sharper response. We are prepared for this as well. We are electing, as we have done on this operation, to decide when to act, against whom to act and how to act. Now we are giving a chance to the cease-fire. This is currently the correct measure for the State of Israel but we are also prepared for the possibility that the cease-fire will not be observed and if the need arises we will know how to take action and do so."

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      "I realize that there are citizens who expect a harsher military action and we may very well need to do that. But at present, the right thing for the State of Israel is to exhaust this possibility of reaching a long-term cease-fire. As Prime Minister, I have the responsibility, and it is the highest responsibility, to make the right steps to ensure our security. That is what I have done and it is what I will continue to do"

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  2. I don't. know....personally I'm not convinced. history seems to show otherwise. we will see

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    1. You were not the only one to feel that Hamas should have been taken out and Gaza recovered. That's why Netanyahu wrote the response on his FB page. Like you said, we'll see. If it was me, I'd have taken them out. I'm sure there's lot of information we are not privy to. But like you said, we'll see

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  3. The jewish people reject Christ as the Messiah. How are they still "the chosen people"?

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    1. Because God's covenant with them is eternal and His work with them isn't finished. (Genesis 17:1-7; Zechariah 13:7-9). Our reaction doesn't negate HIS choice.

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