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Egypt PM denounces Israel's Gaza attacks

2012-11-16 11:59

Gaza - Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil, on a brief visit to the Gaza Strip on Friday, denounced Israel's attacks on the Palestinian territory and said Cairo would try to secure a ceasefire.

"Egypt will spare no effort ... to stop the aggression and to achieve a truce," Kandil said during a visit to a Gaza hospital.

Fighting continued along the Israel-Gaza border during Kandil's three-hour visit.

Israel had announced it would hold its fire while Kandil was in the enclave on condition that Hamas militants did the same. It resumed air strikes after volleys of rockets were fired at southern Israel.

Egypt, now led by an Islamist government seen as ideologically close to Hamas, has brokered previous informal truces between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

Kandil said Egypt, which signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1979, sought the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.

Comments
  • larry.lachman.54 - 2012-11-16 12:30

    Note the pattern. Israel halted attacks while Egyptian PM was visiting, and resumed AFTER Hamas started with the rocket attacks. This time, Israel must solve the problem for everyone by re-occupying Gaza and getting rid of terrorists. maybe then all can live in peace.

      derek.bredenkamp.3 - 2012-11-16 12:33

      We'll only have peace when you realize that it's your actions that create terrorists in the first place.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-11-16 12:47

      The occupier is Israel not Palestine. The visitors have stolen the house.

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-11-16 12:49

      What actions? Existing as a Jewish homeland.

      Tony-Lapson - 2012-11-16 13:04

      It's easy to forget history if it portrays your own kind to be the aggressors who attacked an chased an entire nation of Jews out of their homeland. Shall we only focus on the more recent events of them fighting to take it back and defend it? That way we can make Israel seem like the evil empire surrounded by 'loving and tolerant' islamic nations who would love to gut them and behead them.

      gianni.blayse - 2012-11-16 13:27

      Larry - A jewish homeland? israel is mostly a secular country Larry, please explain to me how its a jewish homeland, besides to fundamentalist psycho american jews who think its their rightful home. most israelis, at least the ones with any sense cant stand diaspora jews thinking its their homeland. zionism is outdated and now has become oppressive. Jews should know plenty about what oppression is, yet they turn around and do it to other groups of people .wake up larry, youre on the side of the bullys with the big guns and the big money. i support the underdog. in fact any idiot that supports the rich over the disenfranchised does not have the sense to see further than the front of their nose

      Tony-Lapson - 2012-11-16 13:35

      Gianni, did you know that that Israel existed over 1500 years before the rise of Islam? I don't care if most of the Jews are converted, the fact remains that they were driven out in the first place.

      gianni.blayse - 2012-11-16 13:48

      tony , did you know that that has absolutely nothing at all to do with the modern context. is that seriously your argument? that what happened 1500 years ago justifies the actions of the worlds strongest military over a civilian population armed with a couple of rockets. please try again... i dont support the rocketfire but i do believe that when people are bullied enough, they will react

      Tony-Lapson - 2012-11-16 14:00

      So... It isn't relevant that atrocities were committed against the Jewish 1500 years ago? It isn't possible that since then, it has been a tit-for-tat battle ever since? It isn't possible that Jews have to learn from the past when they were wiped out by the hundreds of thousands, and defend with all their might, strength and available allies? Bullies... Please... More like harsh preparation for the inevitable brutal attacks to come with no mercy. At least you didn't deny that Israel DID exist before popularity for Islam rose.

      gianni.blayse - 2012-11-16 14:11

      tony- im jewish, and jews are no longer the victims but the bullies. i dont deny israel has a right to exist, they must just get out of the settlements ,and stop allowing zionist american religious jews to dictate what is happening there. i want peace, and i understand that wont come any time soon, but to me it is clear that it is the best army in the world versus mostly civilians armed with a couple rockets. its grossly unfair and many many israelis agree with me and cant stand the right wing govt of netanyahu

      Tony-Lapson - 2012-11-16 14:15

      And I'm Islamic. Everyone wants peace, but some people will only accept peace if it is by their terms, conditions and religious beliefs.

  • moses.mabhida.52 - 2012-11-16 12:33

    Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil should have denounced Hamas rockets into Israel 3 weeks ago and then we could have all had a slow news day today. Fact is, Egypt didn’t tell their brothers to stop shooting rockets and now the Palestinians civilians paying the price. Egypt & Hamas have blood on their hands, Palestinian blood.

      moses.mabhida.52 - 2012-11-16 12:41

      I also wonder why the Egyptian Prime Minister finds the need to go to Gaza after fifteen death while thirty-seven-thousand Syrians have already been butchered by Assad. Are 15 Gazans worth more then 37000 Syrians my dear Muslim friends? Is the issue 'hatred for Israel' blinding your perverted murderous minds? Do you think Assad would let the Egyptian Prime Minister into Syria? Israel is a democracy and thus the Egyptian Prime Minister knows full well that because Israel does not target civilians, he is safe in Gaza - all he has to do is keep clear of Hamas’s rocket launching sites. Islam, hypocrisy much?

      gianni.blayse - 2012-11-16 13:29

      hey moses, why dont you go travel to israel and see how they feel about black people, unless of course you have a yarmulka on your head. israel is horribly racist moses, you look stupid supporting people that generally would not even piss on you if you were on fire

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-16 13:42

      Moses is not African, but another local Zionist useful idiot!

  • sisie.indola - 2012-11-16 12:40

    The only reason they were denounced was because when you f*** with Israel they tend to be a lot more accurate than the Palestinians - i mean really 230 rockets. If someone was shelling me with rockets you better believe it i will retaliate. And then everyone wants to "Hate Israel" what a joke.

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-16 13:40

      "If someone was shelling me with rockets you better believe it i will retaliate." And if that someone were stealing your land using violence, what would you do? Stand outside the thief's home with placards and plead that he gives your land back?

      matusowsky - 2012-11-16 13:45

      Fidel.mgoqi I was get the feeling that you always comment specifically to get down votes, as a troll would do. I really don't think it is your honest opinion. I'd swear you're going against the grain just for "lols".

      gianni.blayse - 2012-11-16 13:52

      mike the jew, i get the feeling that you let down the whole jewish population every time you make senseless, childish comments like that. jews are supposed to be very intelligent, in fact i know they are because im one. you shame your people with your retardation. i have no problem with jews, i have a problem with jews blindly suporting israel when they know nothing about the reality of what goes on there

      saintbruce.bruce - 2012-11-16 13:57

      Fidel - it wasn't their land in the first place. Wow you can believe lies so easily. Go read the History of the Israeli nation and get some perspective. There is no way a religious movement called Islam will ever be able to call Jerusalem their capital. In fact, Jerusalem is never mentioned in the Koran [ Qu'ran]. Anyone calling themselves a Palestinian [ a Roman term for the entire middle east] is an Arab. Why then, don't the Arabs treat Palestinians as Arabs but rather treat them as second rate cousins?

      magnus.j.vanvuuren - 2012-11-16 13:57

      fidel likes irritating people and the more we thumbs down or comment on his BS the more he likes it please people don't stoop down to his level ignore the maggot

      gianni.blayse - 2012-11-16 14:13

      who honestly cares whose land it was thousands of years ago?? it has nothing at all to do with the present situation and even if it did it would make no difffence to what is happening today

      ziyaad.adams - 2012-11-16 15:44

      Dear Sisie, If you were a young kid chased out of your home and kept in a prison with 1.5 million other people in a tiny enclave without access to proper education or health services, bored out of your mind on a daily basis and the very same people that now occupy what was once your home have access to all of those services and a whole lot more what are you going to do? Come on, get real. Go to YouTube, search "the general's son" and watch. He is the son of an ex-IDF general and an Israeli citizen, who tells of what it is like to live in the west bank, and worse, Gaza. These people are desperate, and when you are desperate you turn to desperate measures. Don't take my word for it, watch a few vids and educate yourself on the real situation.

      matusowsky - 2012-11-17 00:08

      Gianni you are no Jew :). You hide behind a fake facebook profile, a fake name. What type of Jew are you to be so scared to show your real self here? Would you like to make it anymore obvious that you are merely a troll trying to incite me? I have only this to say to you: Understand that this moment will be fleeting, and that there is a hard crash of self-esteem to follow. You'll try to feed it again, and fill the void, but it will never be enough. You have no point. You have no meaning. You have no significance. You will be forgotten. Godspeed.

  • Jason Farber - 2012-11-16 14:31

    @ gianni: so those nearly 400 rockets fired into Israel and the three who died from them. Where those just civilians with rocks? You left wing self hating Jews are the reason we are in the situation we are in. Your pathetic left wing ideology would see all of Israel wiped off the map. It is you who show retardation and lack of intelligence not those you accuse. You don't know the facts either and if you think that peace will come only when Israel concedes or gives land back than you really are a fool. Look what happened when we left gaza-non stop rocket fire and terror, is that bcs we left or for what reason ? They showed us what happens when we give land away. Not the other way round. it's seems to me most of Israel is supporting bibi especially now that tel aviv residents experienced what a million Jews live with daily. In fact Israel has shown amazing restraint and accuracy with its targets. Unlike our enemy who believes killing Jews is a religious mitzvah (that's a commandment in case you totally lost your Jewishness). Your arrogant and know very little of what you talk about. This makes you an enemy of the state in my eyes and you should be treated as such when you attempt to flee to Israel when we are hunted again in the diaspora. Bcs make no mistake our enemies will not care that you stood for their cause you will be beheaded with the rest.

      allan.m.levitt - 2012-11-16 15:38

      Thank you Jason. I was going to reply to the self-hating Jew Gianni but your words are spot-on.

      doberman.love.1 - 2012-11-16 21:34

      Gianni is asJewish as I am an Islamic terrorist... Don't believe what you read, especially from fake profiles... I use a fake profile cause my thought are not politically correct.... Why would a self hating Jew use a fake profile? The few of them that excist usually boast their retardness.... The fact Gianni uses a fake profile makes me believe his real name is probably Mo.

  • Jason Farber - 2012-11-16 18:02

    Thank you Allan. I really never thought we would have to fight with Jewish enemies to convince them that we deserve to have our own land and a right to defend it. The world is full of fools who base their opinions on main stream media and think they know everything most don't even have a basic knowledge of this conflict yet throw their opinions around like they do. Dangerous.

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