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Wrap up of Pillar of Defense- day 5
2012-11-19
from the Haaratz blog:

11:27 P.M. Just 75 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel on Sunday, compared to an average of 230 rockets per day over the weekend -- a two-thirds drop in rocket fire
(also from a different source, some rockets lack explosive heads).
The IDF states that since the beginning of the escalation of the conflict, over 980 rockets have been launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel and that approximately 100 rockets have landed in Gaza. According to the IDF, a rocket siren sounds, on average, every seven minutes somewhere in Israel.

11:24 P.M. Ramzi Hamad, one of the heads of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, says that Hamas and Israel have agreed on 90% of the terms of a cease-fire agreement, according to Al Jazeera. One of the heads of Fatah, Nabil Shaath, who is currently in Cairo, said talks on a cease-fire have entered an advanced stage.
Not much coming from the Israeli side about the negotiations, which suggests that either the percentage of agreement is a figment of Hamas' imagination, or the last ten percent is all the important stuff, like "this agreement is binding on all those within Gaza's current borders, including members of groups other than Hamas and foreigners such as Iranians and 'peace activists'."
Posted by:lord garth

#4   more flexibility on the Israeli side,


And by 'flexibility', we mean a Curtis LeMay-weapons free-let's settle this once and for all targeting system. You don't win a war by playing defense.
Posted by: SteveS   2012-11-19 12:56  

#3  What is needed is more flexibility on the Israeli side,

That's nice, dear. Go back and play with your thumbs until Daddy has finished spanking Haniyeh.
Posted by: trailing wife   2012-11-19 12:43  

#2  another update

18:32 P.M (local). A senior Egyptian official tells Haaretz: "We are very close to a cease-fire. What is needed is more flexibility on the Israeli side, tomorrow will be a critical day in the talks."
Posted by: lord garth   2012-11-19 12:31  

#1  update Day 6



16:47 P.M. Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad says...Ramez Harb was killed in the strike Monday. Harb is a leading figure in their militant wing, the Al Quds Brigades.

16:33 P.M. Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Qandil says a cease-fire agreement may be signed soon between Israel and Hamas. "The negotiations continue...Morsi is committed to fulfill his role as a major player in the area and help with the resolution." (Reuters)
Posted by: lord garth   2012-11-19 10:25  

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