Israel and Hamas have agreed to a ceasefire brokered by the US and Egypt. Make no mistake about it, this sill be perceived a victory not f the Muslim Brotherhood bloc in the Mideast. They were able to pressure the US to make Israel back off its attacks on Hamas.
Egypt announced on Wednesday that a cease-fire had been reached to end eight days of fighting between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, starting at 9 p.m.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr made the announcement in a joint news conference with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“These efforts … have resulted in understandings to cease fire and restore calm and halt the bloodshed that the last period has seen,” Amr said.
Israel has agreed to the truce, but will not lift its blockade of Gaza as part of the deal, according to an Israeli official.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman were set to address the media at 8.30 pm. Wednesday night.
Netanyahu told US President Barack Obama on Wednesday he was ready to give a cease-fire with Hamas a chance, his office said in a statement.
Militarily, Israel did pound and degraded Hamas. But the problem is that it was not a conclusive and decivive ending. Hamas lives to fight another day and The esteem of the Muslim Brotherhood has been raised. This means that the Muslim Brotherhood now has prestige and bragging rights against Iran.
The Obama Regime once against has stood with the Muslims. His regime pushed this ceasefire and did it in a way that makes the Muslim Brotherhood Block look good. Israel should begin preparing for the next round that will come after Assad falls. The IDF preformed well, but the perception among the Islamic world is that they backed off. This will give them more headaches down the road.
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