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As Predicted: Israel Rejects Hamas Truce Offer

Zionist Extremism Key Impediment to Peace | 25.04.2008 18:45 | Anti-racism | World

Again, we see that it is the Israeli Extremists, not the Palestinians, who reject peace.

But really, who can blame them? They've engineered a crisis which is giving them license to brutalize and weaken the entire population, while the world repeats their weak excuses and dishonest Framing, or remains silent.

Israel rejects Hamas offer for Gaza truce
Officials claim proposal would allow Palestinian group to re-arm

(However, with the policy these groups are responding to eliminated, they wouldn't need to. In reality, Israel doesn't wish to end the 'crisis' which it engineered.)

MSNBC News Services
updated 1:33 a.m. CT, Fri., April. 25, 2008

GAZA City, Gaza Strip - Israel dismissed on Friday a proposal by Hamas to call a conditional six-month truce in the Gaza Strip, calling it a ruse aimed at allowing the Palestinian elected group to recover from recent fighting.

"Hamas is biding time in order to rearm and regroup. There would be no need for Israel's defensive actions if Hamas would cease and desist from committing terrorist attacks on Israelis," Israeli government spokesman David Baker said.

(However, Israel's own defence staff warned that imposing illegal measures of Collective Punishment on Gaza, in order to undermine the elected Government, would provoke a violent response. If Israel ended this illegal and immoral policy, the fighting would follow.)

In apparent reference to Israeli air strikes and commando raids in Gaza, Baker added: "Israel will continue to act to protect its citizens."

(Rejecting peace, and imposing illegal measures known to provoke violence, do nothing to protect Israeli citizens ...)

Following talks with Egyptian mediators, Hamas on Thursday called for a mutual cessation of hostilities in Gaza along with an end to a crippling Israeli-led blockade on the territory.

During the proposed truce, Egypt would try to extend it to the occupied West Bank, another territory where Palestinians are fighting for statehood, Hamas said.

(Actually, it's another part of the Palestinian state Israel refuses to recognize ...)

Hamas, which controls Gaza while Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas holds sway in the West Bank, had previously demanded that any cease-fire be implemented in both areas simultaneously.

There have been few shooting attacks in the West Bank in recent years, but Israel has repeatedly said Abbas’ government is not yet capable of controlling militants in the territory.

(This is a very deceptive statement. While Palestinian violence has been scarce, Israeli attacks on Palestinians have spiked in recent years. The bias of this source is glaring ...)

Two Israeli security guards slain
Separately Friday, a Palestinian militant shot and killed two Israeli security guards in a factory on the border between Israel and the West Bank, the Israeli military said.

Medics pronounced the two middle-aged guards dead at the scene, rescue services said, and troops began combing surrounding areas for traces of the assailant.

No Palestinian militant group immediately claimed responsibility.

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