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Israel, Hamas peace talks

2012-11-18 16:31

Cairo - An Israeli official landed in Cairo on Sunday for Egypt-mediated truce talks with Hamas to end the Gaza conflict, Egyptian security officials said.

The official landed in a small plane and was quickly escorted away by intelligence personnel, the security officials said.

Hamas officials say intensive truce talks are focused on agreeing guarantees for the ceasefire conditions.

At least 56 Palestinians and three Israelis have been killed around Gaza the past five days.


Comments
  • storm.trooper.125 - 2012-11-18 16:48

    peace talk?? HAMAS DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT IS PEACE TALK!!!PEACE DEAL!!!

      PrettyUsefulArt - 2012-11-18 17:08

      "Good luck!!!" is all I can say. Won't be holding my breath but, call me a fool, I will be hoping against hope for a peaceful resolution.

      jack.blacking.56 - 2012-11-18 17:17

      COME ON!!! Let's just get it over with....go on head to head, winner takes all!!! Simple.

      watchman.smith - 2012-11-18 17:36

      Hamas nor the Palestinians know anything about a peaceful reselution and have continuously broken countless peace agreements. Bottom line is they don't want peace. Have you not heard the rantings of the madman from Iran who is the backer of Hamas. They want to see the total destruction of the Jew and the nation of Israel, but the God of the Bible will never allow it again!

      william.letsong.5 - 2012-11-18 17:41

      They've ran out of rockets, now they want peace talks to give them time...

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-11-18 17:01

    What's the use? Israel will just break the ceasefire truce again like they always do.

      kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-11-18 17:07

      Only in your world yes. Hamas is the culprit here.

      watchman.smith - 2012-11-18 17:32

      Who's fooling who. It's always Hamas that breaks the truce. We've seen it time and time again.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-18 20:48

      Israel was created in 1948 from 52% of the land formerly occupied by the Jewish and Palestinian people, and Palestine 43%. Most of the Israeli territory was the Negev Desert. Jerusalem fell into neither territory. Palestinians with their unelected, self-serving neighbors declared war on Israel the very next day. In the 1960's they even invaded Israel twice. Full military invasions. The result: Israel survived and pushed them back, gaining territory in the process. This is the origin of what you wrongly call "stealing land". There have been almost daily attacks by Palestinians, incited by their self-serving unelected backers. Palestinians even teach their children at Kindergarten to attack Israel, rather than be peaceful. Children. Kindergarten. From day one, and even today it's wage war on Israel. Israel defends herself. Yes sometimes going too far, which is unacceptable, but self-defense nonetheless. All that needs to happen is for Palestinians to choose peace side by side with Israel. This is more likely going forward now because the unelected dictators are being removed from power by their people, one by one. They will no longer use the Palestinians for their own internal political ploys.

  • lee.brand.73 - 2012-11-18 17:28

    bl**dy lucky the didnt send the okes who made the last 3 comments to the peace talks.\r\n\r\nAnyway i wish them well. It could prevent a lot of death and destruction.

  • william.letsong.5 - 2012-11-18 17:29

    I'm not an Israeli supporter, however I do agree with the US president that Israel has the right to defend itself.

      moses.mabhida.52 - 2012-11-18 22:35

      Obama rulz :))

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-11-19 06:43

      Not only does Israel have the right to defend itself, but should rightly match unguided missiles from Hamas with unguided missiles from Israel.

  • eugene.ngobeni.7 - 2012-11-18 20:43

    Boycott Israeli goods Boycott!!!!!!!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-18 20:49

      Israel was created in 1948 from 52% of the land formerly occupied by the Jewish and Palestinian people, and Palestine 43%. Most of the Israeli territory was the Negev Desert. Jerusalem fell into neither territory. Palestinians with their unelected, self-serving neighbors declared war on Israel the very next day. In the 1960's they even invaded Israel twice. Full military invasions. The result: Israel survived and pushed them back, gaining territory in the process. This is the origin of what you wrongly call "stealing land". There have been almost daily attacks by Palestinians, incited by their self-serving unelected backers. Palestinians even teach their children at Kindergarten to attack Israel, rather than be peaceful. Children. Kindergarten. From day one, and even today it's wage war on Israel. Israel defends herself. Yes sometimes going too far, which is unacceptable, but self-defense nonetheless. All that needs to happen is for Palestinians to choose peace side by side with Israel. This is more likely going forward now because the unelected dictators are being removed from power by their people, one by one. They will no longer use the Palestinians for their own internal political ploys.

      doberman.love.1 - 2012-11-18 22:45

      To Eugene and his racist friends, I trust that you all have disposed of your mobile phone. I certainly hope that you have refused to allow your children to be vaccinated against polio. Your wife should avoid lipstick at all costs. If you are sent for an MRI or CAT scan, you... absolutely must decline. Since well over half of the chemotherapy protocols in use today were developed in Israel, try to avoid being diagnosed with cancer (or, if you are, make do with something less than state of the art chemotherapy). Of course, you will have to decline a pacemaker, should the need arise. All of the foregoing were invented or improved by ardent Zionists. Dont forget!!!! myriad, DELL, Google, Intel, IBM, Apple even the Zionists equation of E=mc^2. above are only some Zionist inventions and discoveries that make the world a better place so please boycott now! In your zeal to cast out all things "Zionist," I do hope you all remember that Facebook itself is on that very, very long list. BTW two sticks and a crayon is your best replacement to Intel, while two tin cans with a string between them is your best replacement to cellphones.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-19 15:14

      Two groups of people resented and opposed the creation of an Israeli homeland for the Jewish people after the horrors of World War II, notwithstanding that the amount of land was a tiny, minuscule slither relative to their vast lands, and Jewish people had inhabited that land for millennia. Guess which groups that was, and is. Violent Muslims and White Supremacists.

  • jojo.balela.1 - 2012-11-18 21:58

    I hope that these talks end in a peaceful resolution. Both sides have caused enough bloodshed already

      doberman.love.1 - 2012-11-18 22:59

      True, but it is Hamas who is to blame for deaths from both side of this conflict. Hamas started this... And israel has ended it for them. God doesn't seem to like muslims when it comes to the "holy land"... And I couldn't care less for any religion. It's proof how dangerous Jeolosy is... Muslims are Jealous of Jews and I could never understand why... I know they hate all of us infidels... But why they hate Jews more baffles my mind.

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-11-19 08:57

      @Doberman, the reason why Muslims hate Jews is that the Jewish presence in the Middle East negates their Islamic injunction to expand Islam and conquer the infidel. Their inability to uproot the Jews causes much angst as it basically serves to weaken Islam and show up allah to be weak and ineffective. Islam, and Arabs in particular, cannot deal with this humiliation and their particular brand of 'honour' is expressed by the insanity of committing murder by suicide. All natural impulses of survival and self-preservation are suppressed in the face of this overwhelming humiliation, as we see with Gaza who are proving to prefer death of their children over peace with a Jewish neighbour.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-19 15:14

      Two groups of people resented and opposed the creation of an Israeli homeland for the Jewish people after the horrors of World War II, notwithstanding that the amount of land was a tiny, minuscule slither relative to their vast lands, and Jewish people had inhabited that land for millennia. Guess which groups that was, and is. Violent Muslims and White Supremacists.

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