quarta-feira, 31 de dezembro de 2008

O conflito pára quando o Hamas decidir

Israel on Wednesday rejected a French proposal for a 48-hour cease-fire in the Gaza Strip to allow the flow of humanitarian aid into the bombarded coastal territory.
The decision was reached by the members of the "kitchen cabinet," which includes Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.
Meanwhile, Israel has decided to open the Kerem Shalom crossing to the Gaza Strip on Wednesday afternoon to allow 106 trucks filled with humanitarian aid supplied by foreign aid groups to enter the coastal territory.
Some 100 trucks carrying basic food and medical supplies entered Gaza on Tuesday through the same crossing. The supplies were donated by Jordan, Turkey and international organizations. Five ambulances were also permitted to enter.
Israel has promised Red Cross and United Nations relief organizations that it would assist the transfer of humanitarian aid as necessary.
"That proposal contained no guarantees of any kind that Hamas will stop the rockets and smuggling," Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said. "It is not realistic to expect Israel to cease fire unilaterally with no mechanism to enforce the cessation of shooting and terror from Hamas."
A cease-fire will not be conditioned on the return of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit, but Israel hopes a truce deal would increase the chances of concluding a prisoner exchange with Hamas.

A decisão de terminar com o actual conflito depende do Hamas. Não atacando Israel, e assumindo esse compromisso publicamente, as intervenções israelitas terminam.

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Quando a OLP decidir! Naquele tabuleiro de xadrez jogam três entidades. Dois jogam por dentro (Israel/Olp) e um joga por fora (Hamas). Qualquer deles eu não desejaria ter como vizinho.