Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Proposal Emerges For 10-Day Cease-Fire in Gaza

Can you say UNCLE...
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.

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.
Proving that the practice of using the civilian population as protection isn't so very effective after all.

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