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Hamas offers deal to Israel: 10 conditions for a 10 year truce


Report: Hamas offers Israel 10 conditions for a 10 year truce


The Jerusalem Post reports, based on an Israeli Channel 2 newscast, that Azmi Bishara announced the proposal on Al Jazeera television today.

Bishara, a former Israeli Knesset member, fled Israel in 2007 after being accused of spying for Hezbollah. He is currently living in Qatar where he is a high level government advisor.

According to Ma’ariv (Hebrew) these are the conditions:

1. Withdrawal of Israeli tanks from the Gaza border (No sweat and gladly).

2. Freeing all the prisoners that were arrested after the killing of the three youths (No sweat for the return of Aron).

3. Lifting the siege and opening the border crossings to commerce and people. (Israel may agree but will not apply it, as all conditions that Israel doesn’t want)

4. Establishing an international seaport and airport which would be under U.N. supervision (humm).

5. Increasing the permitted fishing zone to 10 kilometers. (why not? As long as the Gaza offshore gas reserves are outside this zone)

6. Internationalizing the Rafah Crossing and placing it under the supervision of the U.N. and some Arab nations (Forget the Arab nations: they are totally useless).

7. International forces on the borders. (Great idea. People in Gaza need badly the practical contributions of these forces and money, as South Lebanon has been benefiting)

8. Easing conditions for permits to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque. (Abbass is helpless in this case, as in so many other cases. Funny, a permit to pray)

9. Prohibition on Israeli interference in the reconciliation agreement (between Fateh in the West Bank and Hamas). (How can be implemented?)

10. Reestablishing an industrial zone and improvements in further economic development in the Gaza Strip.

Note 1: And after 10 years, Israel will eradicate all the infrastructure within 3 days of carpet bombing

Note 2: Since 2008, kids in Gaza have experience three major preemptive wars, and they will dare not hope for a 10-year reprieve.

About Ira Glunts

Ira Glunts is a retired college librarian who lives in Madison, NY.

Jon Stewart: Attacked by pro-Zionist roster of correspondents 

Many have accused Jon Stewart of being pro-Hamas for expressing sympathy for the residents of Gaza, where more than 620 people have been killed — including at least 100 children — in recent fighting with Israel.

So on Monday night’s “Daily Show,” just about the entire roster of correspondents popped up to scream at him any time he uttered the word “Israel.”

“Look, obviously there are many strong opinions on this,” Stewart said when the shouting subsided. “But just merely mentioning Israel or questioning in any way the effectiveness or humanity of Israel’s policies is not the same thing as being pro-Hamas.”

That of course led to a new round of shouts and insults, prompting Stewart to turn to a “lighter” topic: Ukraine.

Watch the clip above for more.

No rockets from anywhere in West Bank: And yet…

Noura Erakat posted this July 22, 2014 on FB

Yesterday Israeli soldiers clashed with Palestinian youth and used live fire in Nablus, Hebron, Jerusalem, and surrounding villages.

Israeli police also clashed with 200 Palestinian-Israelis in Nazareth.

There are no rockets from anywhere in the West Bank. There are no rockets from Jerusalem where the population is subject to ethnic cleansing as explicitly stated in its 2000 Jerusalem Master Plan to shift the demographic balance of Jews to Christian and Muslim Palestinians from 60:40 to 70:30.

There are no rockets in the Negev where Israel seeks to forcefully displace 70,000 Palestinian citizens of Israel to make room for a Jewish-only settlement. Israel does not have a problem with Hamas, it has a problem with Palestinians.

The attacks on the besieged population of the Gaza Strip are horrific.

I struggle to even write 650, because one death is too many and yet we have become conditioned to expect suffering in the hundreds in the form of decapitated bodies, flailing limbs, charred faces.

I struggle to even write 4,000 terribly injured civilians with barely a hospital to treat them with archaic equipment and medication.

But emphasis on Israel’s war on Gaza or headlines about Israel and Hamas attempt to separate and make Palestinians in Gaza exception from the rest of the global Palestinian nation.

This is a diversion from Israel’s primary problem: it cannot be Jewish and democratic.

Being Jewish means that it MUST discriminate as a matter of fact and no country whose constitution is predicated on such stark discrimination (from slavery and Jim Crow in the US to Apartheid in South Africa) is sustainable.

The debate among sympathetic liberal Zionists is about how much discrimination is acceptable. The conversation we are pushing is that discrimination, subjugation, and supremacy in all its forms is unacceptable.

Israel seeks to either placate, co-opt, or force the Palestinian population into submission. But it is not in our human nature to submit.

Like all people, Palestinians fight to live; not just during spectacular episodes of carnage and destruction but daily, year round, for decades through resilience, sumoud (steadfast) protests, storytelling, cooking, dancing, singing, loving, and memory. You can’t blow that up.




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