August 22nd, 2011
09:35 AM ET

Tentative Middle East cease-fire seems to be holding

A tentative cease-fire between the different militant factions in Gaza and Israel seemed to be holding on Monday.

A Hamas official said Sunday that the different factions had agreed to join a truce which, according to them, went into effect on Sunday at 9 p.m. local time. The Popular Resistance Committee, which refused to join the cease-fire Sunday, said in a news conference on Monday that "they have agreed to a temporary cease-fire for the sake of our people".

Since 9 p.m. hours on Sunday around 14 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel, the last one landing at 8 a.m., according to the Israel Defense Forces. As of 8 a.m. local time the Israeli military reports no rockets .

The last Israeli airstrike in Gaza was on Sunday night when the IDF targeted a rocket launching device.

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  1. Saywhat

    @ Thinker 23

    There were two Israeli army bulldozers and an Israeli army tank present when she was killed. It was a deliberate act of brutality with the conviction that they can get away with it. And they did.

    August 22, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      This brings another question: what have two other Israeli machines that were present to do with the actions of Ms. Corrie? Hint: there may be hundreds of vehicles present close to a site of a vehicular accident but their presence does not necessarily make the drivers involved DELIBERATE murderers. Want another try?

      August 22, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Thinker23

    You still did not answer my questions: How would you qualify actions of a person standing in front of a working bulldozer where the driver can not possibly see her? What were the possible reasons Israel would be willing to DELIBERATELY attack USS Liberty? Keep in mind that refusal to answer questions about your own claims is a sure sign that you do not believe in your own words.

    August 22, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Saywhat

    I would ask all good hearted Americans to visit the web site set up in Rachel Corrie's memorial to give solace to her family & to show that we care for our own.
    The Rachel Carrie Memorial web site.

    August 22, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      The best definition of a liar is "someone who does not believe in his/her own words. Such person usually refuses to answer questions about his/her claims because he/she knows that answering questions will inevitably expose these claims as false. Someone who is honestly mistaken is usually eager to answer questions because he believes that he is right and is willing to show it. I feel sorry for you, "saywhat".

      August 22, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    My responses to @ Thinker 23 is somehow not being posted.
    I am trying. Hope this time it goes thru.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Saywhat

    Nothing is happening folks. Big brother is blocking my posts. Will keep trying.

    August 22, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      I wonder if you're THAT intelligent, "saywhat", to be able manipulating the "big brother" into blocking your posts but to let through your complaints about blocking your posts. I'm impressed... 🙂

      August 23, 2011 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
  6. gung hoe

    My my my comeon people lets remember we are all humans with different points of view although i must admit to stand infront of a bulldozer is not to smart her family still has feelings that should be respected no matter how much you two disagree

    August 23, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
    • inreply@Thinker23

      Tired of trying to get my posts thru I have to do this.
      Thanks @gung hoe.

      June 8,1967. USS liberty a state of the art American intelligence vehicle with no offensive weapons was accosted by Israeli airforce & navy. After keeping it under surveillance for whole 9 HOURS, they attacked. Killing 34 American sailors and wounding 174. details of this brutal attack can be ascertained from USS Liberty web site, Naval archives or better still from the web site of survivors. USS Liberty Veterans Association –
      If this goes thru I'll write more – saywhat.

      August 23, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. inreply@Thinker23

    There was a massive cover up by Johnson admn. under intenese israeli pressure. The survivors were mandated to maintain silence for forty years. Then they filed a report with the secy of Army to bring war crime charges against Israel. Nothing happened.
    If you @Thinker23 are an American then hang your head in shame for defending this brutal attack & murder of American sailors. If not then stop maligning the memory of those Americans who died.

    August 23, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      Inreply: So you're accusing the United States President and his administartion in conspirng with Israel to destroy a state of the art American Navy ship and kill American sailors FOR NO APPARENT REASONS... and neither you nor "Saywhat"or his latest incarnation "cantgetthru" DID NOT EVEN ATTEMPT to explain the possible reasons of the Israelis and American administration would be willing to do it. Pretty lame, to say the least...

      August 23, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. cantgetthru

    Thanks for bearing with me folks. take care @gung hoe.
    I never write without first researching for facts & statistics. have been doing so for a long while.
    Good day all.

    August 23, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  9. cantgetthru

    yes that was me at 9:21 to 9:40. Had to assume a different ID to get my comments thru.
    Sincerely, saywhat

    August 23, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. CNN Wire

    "Saywhat" you are right on post after post, top of the day to you. After WW11 The Israelis, not Israelites were given a a plot of land taken from the palistinions by the brits, this was as they flee europe where they were not welcome! Since then palistine can find no peace...what is strange is-the same europions who couldn't bare to see them on there soil, now order the arabs to keep them in plastine.

    August 23, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      I'm sorry to burst your bubble but the lands where Israel is located were taken by the Brits from the TURKS. The Palestinians were invented 65 years later and they were all Arabs.

      August 23, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Peikovian

    I had a threeway with Rachel Corrie and Cindy Sheehan. Those b'tches knew how to throw down.

    August 23, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
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