Hamas says military wing agrees to cease-fire with Israel
The remains of a rocket launched from Gaza are embedded in the ground Tuesday near the kibbutz of Yad Mordechay.
June 20th, 2012
04:33 PM ET

Hamas says military wing agrees to cease-fire with Israel

[Updated at 8:30 p.m. ET] The Palestinian group Hamas says its military wing has agreed to an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire with Israel following a sharp increase in violence between the two sides.

In a statement posted early Wednesday, Hamas - which controls the Palestinian territory of Gaza - says it will observe the cease-fire as long as Israel remains committed to the agreement.

There was no immediate response to the cease-fire announcement from Israel, which said more than 75 rockets had been fired into its territory from Gaza in the past three days. Six Palestinians and one Israeli died between Sunday and Tuesday in a spate of rocket attacks and Israeli airstrikes, officials on both sides reported; Israel also said a Palestinian child was killed when a rocket launch attempt by militants backfired.

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  1. curious jew

    do we even believe in such things as gentile people now? Yahda Yahda Yahda...i know, i'm prolly 'bout as much jew as you are christian. we should prolly know for sure tho. Shalom. (if applicable)

    June 20, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gentile to curious

    tish tok, see if you can figure that out.

    June 20, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    That would be The United States of America who passed the "HJ res. 104 under the guise of designating March 26, 1991 as “Education Day, USA, which contains the Noahide Laws.
    It's a subterfuge for the elimination of Christianity, the elimination of all Christians, and the enslavement of all remaining “Gentiles.”

    June 20, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Hope

    I'll probably be first... unless they catch up with philip, first.

    J/K
    ( I think )

    Mary:

    Got a link? Tell me more!

    June 20, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Hope

    Gentiles Nations are the Nations who accepted Christ, originally made up of Jews but now includes all people. Thus the extension to all people, the opportunity to be resurrected to a heavenly body who will rule with Christ for a thousand years, before Jesus hands over a restored paradise earth back to hid Father.

    I'm a gentile as is anyone who is not Jewish and believes, the world over!

    June 21, 2012 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  6. Hope

    Bible scholars believed that only natural born Jews 12,000 from each of the 12 tribes, but, upon the establishment of his kingdom, he started choosing from other nations... the Gentile nations.

    Hope you get it...

    June 21, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  7. Tish

    @unknown:
    Thanks for the idea. How would you know any of this unless............?
    @Hope:
    You are such a fool, just s h u t u p!!

    June 21, 2012 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  8. Hope

    Sorry...

    Bible scholars thought only Jews could go to heaven, until they discovered that.non-Jews were Gentiles. We are living in the Gentile Times. The end comes once that number has been reached
    Then... Armageddon.

    Hard to explain and I'm tired. I'll give you scriptures, if you're curious

    Nite...

    June 21, 2012 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  9. Sofa King

    "Israel also said a Palestinian child was killed when a rocket launch attempt by militants backfired."

    What kind of backward people bring a child to a rocket attack?

    June 21, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  10. Hope

    Yeah?

    I can tell... a real charmer!

    😀

    June 21, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  11. Thinker23

    Cease fire with Hamas (and with Palestinians in general) will only become possible when the Palestinians will be ABLE AND WILLING to stop violence, recognize Israel and NEGOTIATE a peace agreement. It is futile to make cease fire with those UNABLE AND UNWILLING to do it.

    June 21, 2012 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    Good morning@ Mary and @ Hope
    After the Jan 2009 air strikes on two UN schools sheltering refugees by Israel which killed 50 civilians in Jan,2009 followed by three weeks of carnage by IDF killing 1010 Palestinians (315 children and 95 women) violence continues.

    June 21, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Hope

      Top of the morning to you, Saywhat!

      The Jews need to get over this notion that their blood is sacred. They vow revenge for every drop spilled, whether by military mission or angry Palestinians who act on their own. EVERYONE'S blood is precious and their God says, "Revenge is Mine".

      I, too, am sick of their actions. They are a bad example to follow and bring shame upon Jehovah, who is not partial.

      June 21, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    Since 2009 maximum 3 Israeli civilians have been killed in rocket attacks from Gaza while scores of Palestinians are dying from air strikes. Now they are on for a third day.

    June 21, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    Great foto above. How about showing some of the Israeli air attacks now on for three days.

    June 21, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  15. Thinke23

    For those comparing te number of Israelis killed to the number of Palestinians killed...

    As long as the Palestinians are willing the war to continue it means thath the number of Palestiniens kiled is TOO LOW and should be increased. When the number of dead Palestinians will satisfy those still alive they will ask for peace.

    June 21, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Lara

      Besides, most Arabs killed are due to their brethren use of human shields. Most Israelis killed are non combatants.

      June 25, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
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