Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

PM: IDF may target Qassam squads, but cease-fire stands

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Israel/Palestine Donate to DU
 
Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:52 AM
Original message
PM: IDF may target Qassam squads, but cease-fire stands
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert gave the Israel Defense Forces permission to attack rocket-launching cells in the Gaza Strip as long as they are identified shortly before the launching, but the Prime Minister's Office said the Israeli commitment to the cease-fire in Gaza still stands.

Olmert also banned the IDF from operating near Palestinian population centers in the Strip. The decision heralds the first change in the policy of restraint in Gaza, which Defense Minister Amir Peretz and top IDF officials have sought to limit.

The move came in a security consultation that took place after two Sderot youths were wounded by a rocket Tuesday evening.

Israel "will continue to maintain the cease-fire, and will act in conjunction with the Palestinian Authority so that they take immediate steps to stop the Qassam fire," the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement. The cease-fire was reached November 26.


more...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Israel/Palestine Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC