Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Truce in the Middle East



Umm.. Arik? Could you look less excited?

On the other hand, he certainly sounds pleased: "Today, in my meeting with Chairman Abbas, we agreed that all Palestinians will stop all acts of violence against all Israelis everywhere, and, at the same time, Israel will cease all its military activity against all Palestinians everywhere."

[You can read about the truce and decide for yourself whether Arik is just a glass-half-empty sort of guy inHaAretz.]

UPDATE

Israelly Cool sheds some light on Arik's expression with this quotation from "the Hamas representative in Lebanon" (I wonder what his office looks like):
The Hamas representative in Lebanon said shortly after the summit that his group will not be bound by the cease-fire declarations.

"The talk about what the leader of the Palestinian Authority called a cessation of acts of violence is not binding on the resistance because this is a unilateral stand and was not the result of the outcome of an intra-Palestinian dialogue as has been agreed previously," Hamdan told The Associated Press.

1 comment:

Hector Vex said...

What a bunch of bullshit. They have tried that before. Until they wipe out the Hamas (did I spell that right? who cares - the dirty fuckers don't deserve correct spelling) there won't be peace in that area. The leaders can yak about it all they want. Frankly, the Palestinians need to pack their shit and go back to Iran or wherever they were kicked out of before. Either that, or shut the hell up and stop bombing buses and coffee shops. Then we'll have peace in that area. I don't know what make Sharon and Arik think that this shit will work. Like your update said - the Hamas will not participate in the cease-fire. So why have a cease fire? It's time to wipe those shitbags off the face of the earth. Who's with me?