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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:13 AM

Gaza crisis: Israel to end attacks, says Egypt's Mursi

Source: BBC News

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi says he expects Israeli air strikes in Gaza to end later on Tuesday.

Egypt has been trying to broker a truce in the conflict. The statement came after Israel put plans for a ground operation on hold to give ceasefire talks in Cairo a chance.

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Tuesday has seen a reduced level of violence, correspondents say, even though Israel has conducted some strikes - one was a "direct hit" on two militants in northern Gaza, the Israeli military said.

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President Mursi said Israel's "aggression" against Gaza would end on Tuesday and Egypt's mediation efforts would produce "positive results" shortly, the official Mena news agency reported.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20413625

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Reply Gaza crisis: Israel to end attacks, says Egypt's Mursi (Original post)
dipsydoodle Nov 2012 OP
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2012 #1
Panasonic Nov 2012 #2
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #3
dipsydoodle Nov 2012 #4
JoDog Nov 2012 #5
cqo_000 Nov 2012 #6

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:20 AM

1. They're reporting this right now on MSNBC

They said we could expect an announcement soon and that SoS Clinton is on her way there. If this happens, wonderful news!

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:33 AM

2. If SoS Clinton is on her way to Israel from Cambodia, then she's gonna be WAY tired

 

by the time she's done and back in the US

Will need at least 4 years to recover from all the travelling she's put in.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:13 AM

3. Fingers crossed (again, and again, and again, and....) K&R nt

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:14 AM

4. Update

Gaza ceasefire will come into effect tonight (Tuesday) says Hamas spokesman in Cairo, Ayman Taha live.

That's on the BBC's new ticker @ 16.13 GMT.

Live text here : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20405530

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:15 AM

5. Israel's strikes will end

The question is, will those of Hamas, as well?

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Response to JoDog (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:30 AM

6. They've satisfied their blood-lust

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