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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Is a Ceasefire in Israel's Interests?

Everyone seems to be stressing the "humanitarian" aspect of the ceasefire for the enemy Arabs.
Palestinians sift through rubble, leave for day to shop for provisions and check home during pause in fighting.
Palestinians walk past destroyed houses in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip July 26, 2014. Photo: REUTERS
A 12-hour humanitarian truce went into effect on Saturday after Israel and Palestinian terror groups in the Gaza Strip agreed to a UN request for a pause in fighting and efforts proceeded to secure a long-term ceasefire moved ahead. (Jerusalem Post)

But just like they never used all that cement we let in Gaza for their citizens's humanitarian needs, who's going to guarantee us that they aren't reinforcing or booby-trapping the tunnels to cause more Israeli deaths?

IMRA asked a very crucial question about the ceasefire:
IDF Spokesperson to IMRA: No explosives used to destroy tunnels during the humanitarian ceasefire Dr. Aaron Lerner Date: 26 July 2014
The IDF Spokesperson's Office told IMRA tonight that during the course of the humanitarian ceasefire the IDF does not use explosives to destroy the tunnels.
It should be noted that this means that tunnels are NOT being destroyed during the humanitarian ceasefire 
The IDF discovered at least 4 tunnels today.
Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director IMRA 
What are we using now, toothpicks?


NormanF said...

Stupid Jews!

Israel is under mortar fire from the enemy.

Is that why Israel's leaders strive to make Israel the only Christian country on earth?

What is the point of agreeing to ceasefires the enemy has no intention of keeping? No one else runs a war this way!

MAOZ said...

There ain't a *danged* thing "humanitarian" about allowing the enemy to rest and reload! Sheesh!

Batya Medad said...

I just heard that Hamas stopped the Leftist anti-war demonstration in Tel Aviv by sending rockets to break it up...

NormanF said...

Finally, something I can subscribe to!

Nothing like reality falling on the heads of the "beautiful people" in Tel Aviv.

Amusing non-sequitur of the day:

Security Cabinet Debates Ceasefire Extension

This while Hamas is firing rockets upon Israel. Thanks to the JP's Herb Keinon for the headline. Only in Israel!

Leah said...

Shavua tov. There is an old expression that I believe fits here: "A liberal is a conservative who has never been mugged."

Anonymous said...

MAOZ said...
There ain't a *danged* thing "humanitarian" about allowing the enemy to rest and reload! Sheesh!


I agree.


Batya Medad said...

Norman, Leah, Keli, grrr, when will we realize this isn't cricket?

NormanF said...

I nearly fell off my chair at the IDF admission.

If the tunnels are NOT being destroyed, what have 40 IDF soldiers in Israel died for?

If it emerges that they weren't destroyed, every one in the government responsible for this war needs to be run out office.

Israel's sons don't deserve to die so Hamas can live to fight another day.

Batya Medad said...

Norman, yes, incomprehensible

Anonymous said...

It takes quite a bit of time to properly rig a tunnel THAT long for controlled demolition. (I'd "budget" at least 24h, preferably 48h.) I'm sure Cheyl haHandasa was doing this, so all that'd be left after the ceasefire would be to hit the plunger to make the charges go off.


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