A Coming Cease-Fire in Gaza?

[Ha'aretz] Zvi Bar'el - "Israel will not extract a tahdiyeh (cease-fire) from Hamas from a position of victory," Mushir al-Masri, the secretary general of the Palestinian parliament's Hamas faction, asserted on Monday. His statement was intended to make it clear that the situation was a matter of a duel between equals in status. Sources in Hamas claim that Egypt gave Hamas leader Mahmoud a-Zahar guarantees that it would open the Rafah crossing by itself if Israel were to reject the cease-fire deal.

2008-05-02 01:00:00

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