November 19th, 2012
08:33 AM ET

Hamas issues cease-fire conditions, Egyptian general says

Pressure is mounting for an end to the Israeli-Palestinian violence that has left dozens dead and hundreds wounded, with the U.N chief flying to the region to appeal for a cease-fire.

Meanwhile, the head of Egyptian intelligence has given an Israeli delegation a letter for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu containing Hamas conditions for a cease-fire, a general in Egyptian intelligence told CNN. There was no immediate confirmation from Israel.

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  1. RevNowWhileWeCan

    Arab League ministerial delegation arrives in Gaza.

    A ministerial delegation formed by the Arab League has arrived in Gaza to show support for Palestinians amid deadly Israeli airstrikes on the coastal enclave.

    November 19, 2012 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. dreamer96

    The US uses drone strikes to kill terrorist..Israel uses air strikes to kill lawyers and take out TV stations...hmm..and why is Israel still blockading the Gaza ports..

    November 19, 2012 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      Blockades usually happen during a war... and as long as the Palestinians are willing the war to continue it means that they're happy with its results (including the blockade of Gaza).

      November 19, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. DB

    CNN just reporting that Hammas is firing rockets due to Israeli blockade! Wrong. Hammas has vowed genocide of Israel and Jews. That's the reason. Israel continues to supply electricity and aid to Gaza. CNN also needs to correct reporting on the tragic death of their reporter's child. Turns oit was caused by a Hammas rocket.

    November 19, 2012 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      Hamas SURELY is firing rockets due to Israeli blockade. If there was no blockade Hamas would use way more effective (and deadly) walking bombs as it did PRIOR to Israeli blockade.

      November 19, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Mickey1313

      Zionist apoligist, sad, sick, and wrong.

      November 19, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      DId you disagree with something DB or yours truly have said? If so WHAT WAS IT? Please consider that as lomng as there is NOTHING you disagree with it means that you GREE WITH EVERY WORD.

      November 19, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Israel just needs to stop this bullying of the world! They are not as supreme as they think they are. My friend and her husband are flying there today for his sisters wedding. I pray they have a safe journey and a safe return.

    November 19, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      Rejoice, Chrissy!!! Israel is NOT bullying anyone. Israel just want to live in peace.

      November 19, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  5. Rascal Rabble

    hamas' cease fire demands and the arab leaque....are soooo cheeky...

    November 19, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      Hamas issues "demands" for cease fire as if only Israelis need a cease fire and the Palestinians don't. This is WRONG... and it is time for Israel to convince the Palestinians that they need peace no less than the Israelis need it.

      November 19, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    DB, its he said, she said depending on which network you get your news source from. The only way to know for sure is if you are there.

    November 19, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. Thinker23

    Can you translate this into English please? WHICH "elements" should be eliminated? Gaza WAS NOT given "back" as the Palestinians NEVER owned it. Gaza was given to the Palestinians and they've clearly demonsrtated their abilities in running a state of their own. Israel, however, has no intentions to annex Gaza and make it part of Israel. WHO is saying that the Palestinians should be "displaced or economically persecuted"?

    November 19, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  8. Rascal Rabble

    L ⊙ ⊙ k, i am not in favor of people being bombed...i simply viewed this as a divided house situ...among family...y'all outtah of convenience and set agendas forget that these two cultures lived side by side peacefully for people need to
    stop instigating the butterfly effect...

    November 19, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    Good morning all.
    "Palestinian rockets are regular most without explosives".
    If i write more it will be blocked. Will try later.

    November 19, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Thinker23

    Rascal... Can you remind us WHEN AND WHERE "these two cultures lived side by side peacefully for centuries" and WHAT, if anything, this has to do with the current conflict in the Middle East?

    November 19, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Thinker23

    Did it happen to you that if "Flatten Gaza" was the aim Gaza would be flattened long ago?

    November 19, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    Folks,Now my posts are not getting thru,

    November 19, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. fernace

    I hate war! This is a perfect illustration! They are both right & both wrong & the only outcome is more death & devastation! In order to aquire peace one has to behave in a peaceful, diplomatic manner & use words not violence! Neither are doing that! There's a reason for the old addage "violence begets violence"!!

    November 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |