- You'd think I'd be happy since Israel isn't being attacked right now.
- You'd think I'd be happy since the Israeli television stations are back to normal programming.
- You'd think I'd be happy since the reserve soldiers are back home at their normal routines.
- You'd think I'd be happy since Israelis in the south can finally enjoy summer vacation.
- You'd think I'd be happy since Israel is negotiating some sort of "deal" with Hamas... Do you think I'm crazy?!!??
What is Israel supposed to get out of these negotiations?
According to the details about the truce conditions Israel has reportedly agreed to in order to stop the terror war launched by Hamas, Israel would pay the salaries of Hamas officials through a third-party country, and the siege on the terrorist enclave of Gaza would be lightened, reports Yedioth Aharonoth.
The fishing zone for Gaza would be expanded by six nautical miles, and building materials would be sent in under supervision, despite the fact that cement transported to Gaza helped Hamas build a massive network of terror tunnels used in the operation to kill IDF soldiers.
Israel is also reportedly close to agreeing to double the amount of trucks bringing materials to Gaza through the Kerem Shalom Crossing to 600 per day, as well as increasing the monthly amount of entry permits to Israel from the Erez Crossing, and expanding criterion for Gaza residents to enter Israel, Judea and Samaria.
As for what Israel gets in return for the numerous concessions, reports have yet to specify what exactly is being offered. One thing they do suggest is that the truce deal does not include a demilitarization of Gaza, despite calls to do so. (Arutz 7)
So, again:Palestinian Authority Envoy to Tehran Salah al-Zawawi told supporters of Gaza on Tuesday that “Israel’s annihilation has begun and the new generation in Iran will certainly witness our victory over Israel,”according to Iranian semi-official state news agency Fars.” (algemeiner)
What's the point of negotiating with them, whether directly or indirectly?Maybe I'm crazy, but I think that the State of Israel is making a very humongous, possibly fatal, mistake.
Instead of playing "business as usual" or "let's make a deal," we should be preparing to destroy our enemies!
Read their lips!!
As three-day truce nears end, Hamas senior official says group preparing for 'long battle'Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat (L) talks with Arab League Chief Nabil el-Araby during their meeting at the Arab League in Cairo August 11, 2014. Photo: REUTERS