CAIRO, Egypt -- Egypt and Hamas were negotiating a proposal for a 10-day cease-fire in Gaza, officials said Wednesday, as the Palestinian death toll in the war passed 1,000 and smoke from Israeli airstrikes rose over Gaza City's devastated streets.Proving that the practice of using the civilian population as protection isn't so very effective after all.
Egyptian and Palestinian officials said they hoped to seal Hamas' agreement on a temporary halt in fighting, which would be presented to Israel for approval. Key uncertainties remained for a longer-term deal under which Gaza's borders would be open and Israeli troops would withdraw.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Can you say UNCLE...
Posted by traderrob at 9:47 AM