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Morsi: There are indications of ceasefire
2012-11-17
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi said at a joint press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday that "there are indications of an imminent cessation of combat between Israel and the Palestinians."

Morsi said that countries such as the US, France, Russia and Italy were involved in efforts to reach a ceasefire.

A senior state official told Ynet's defense analyst Ron Ben-Yishai that Morsi and Erdogan are indeed engaged in efforts to bring about a ceasefire and are in contact with Hamas officials in Cairo. Nevertheless he stressed that there is no outline for a ceasefire anytime soon.

Other state officials said that it will soon become evident whether a lull has been achieved or not. "The objectives have yet to be met, the IDF has more goals," one Israeli official said.

"The IDF is planning to expand its activity against terror targets in Gaza on Saturday night," he added. State officials said that the main goal was and remains the cessation of rocket fire on the south.

Posted by:tipper

#9  Unless Reb-troubled Baby Assad can attack Israel from the north, Morsi knows the full weight of the IDF wil be agz Gaza-WB + Sinai Peninsula iff Egypt militarily intervenes in Gaza.

That leaves Hezbollah + aligned in Lebanon, + AQ + non-FSA/SNC controlled Militias in Syria, as IMO Iran will once again choose to remain on the strategic defensive, + keep the IRGC + Iranian Mil back home in Iran proper.
Posted by: JosephMendiola   2012-11-17 21:48  

#8  I have airline tickets to land in Israel on Thanksgiving

We'd love a report from you afterward, lord garth. Or during, if you happen to have the time.
Posted by: trailing wife   2012-11-17 20:59  

#7  This is because if the IDF had a ground assault into Gaza it would show Morsi in 2012 was no better at protecting Gaza than Mubarak in 2008.

IDF prolly loves a parade as much as any military.
Posted by: badanov   2012-11-17 19:35  

#6  Morsi actually does want a cease fire I think.

This is because if the IDF had a ground assault into Gaza it would show Morsi in 2012 was no better at protecting Gaza than Mubarak in 2008.

Hamas has taken some big hits and is probably not too far from agreeing to something.

On the other hand, Hamas doesn't want to be seen as suppressing Islamic Jihad.

I have airline tickets to land in Israel on Thanksgiving so
Posted by: lord garth   2012-11-17 19:20  

#5  Sorry, try this
Posted by: tipper   2012-11-17 18:52  

#4  According to an unnamed Hamas spokesman, "There is no ceasefire. We are currently cowering in the basement, but once we regain control of our bladders and put on clean pants, we will continue our Holy Jihad against the Zionist Entity."
Posted by: SteveS   2012-11-17 18:51  

#3  screwed the pooch on that link tipper...
Posted by: Frank G   2012-11-17 18:43  

#2  Its getting more surreal by the hour.
Israel pounds Gaza from air as troops assemble, Arab League meets
Posted by: tipper   2012-11-17 18:36  

#1  "We declare a hudna to restock and promote some number 2's"
Posted by: Frank G   2012-11-17 18:03  

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