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August 18, 2006

Palestinians Declare Unilateral Cease-Fire

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives

Mahmoud Abbas is apparently concerned that the Israelis might adopt the tougher tactics that their citizens wanted used against Hezbollah, and has declared a unilateral cease-fire in the West Bank and Gaza. He claims to have the support of all armed groups in this stand-down agreement, and hopes to end the Israeli offensive in Gaza.

However, that's only part of the crazy mixed-up mess involving the Palestinians, Syria, and Iran.

Remember the little joke about the draining of the swamp and being in the midst of alligators? Remember Gilad Shalit?

Posted by Richard at August 18, 2006 7:42 AM



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