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

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Hamas graffiti in the West Bank, 2006. (Photo: Wikipedia)
“Hamas” graffiti in the West Bank, 2006. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Hamas is offering Israel a 10-year truce if it accepts 10 conditions. 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:

Withdrawal of Israeli tanks from the Gaza border.

Freeing all the prisoners that were arrested after the killing of the three youths.

Lifting the siege and opening the border crossings to commerce and people.

Establishing an international seaport and airport which would be under U.N. supervision.

Increasing the permitted fishing zone to 10 kilometers.

Internationalizing the Rafah Crossing and placing it under the supervision of the U.N. and some Arab nations.

International forces on the borders.

Easing conditions for permits to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque.

Prohibition on Israeli interference in the reconciliation agreement.

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

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All reasonable demands by Hamas.
But any agreement with Israel is as worthless as the scorpion’s promise not to sting the frog if he carries him across the river.

These are reasonable demands, they are not asking for special favors, basically they want to have their rights as all human being deserves, freedom, and be able to worship in peace in their holy places. ALL rights already enjoyed by the occupying country. The UN, US and UK should be ashamed, that they are preventing these poor people from their basic rights, by supporting the military occupier keep these crimes going. Shame on you, America,… Read more »

Wow. Some balls.

Israel has zero incentive to allow Hamas to profit from their rocket attacks, and every reason not to. Step 1, Hamas stops shooting. Step 2, the Palestinians (not Hamas) sit down and negotiate terms for peace and/or truce.

>> Hamas is offering Israel a 10-year truce if it accepts 10 conditions. … According to Ma’ariv (Hebrew) these are the conditions …

Very reasonable.

Israel had better hurry up and give these poor people their basic rights and freedom soon. They are going to feel like they are collectively punished when their economy takes a hit, like it already has started (BDS starting to affect their economy too): “No. 1 Dutch travel firm cancels Israel trips No new bookings for Israel with departure dates in the next three weeks will be accepted, TUI announced. Following its German sister company’s… Read more »