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2008: Israel Agrees to Truce with Hamas on Gaza

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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olment and Defense Minister Ehud Barak agreed to an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire with Hamas for the Gaza area.

Mr. Zahar, the Hamas leader, said Israel would open the commercial crossings as soon as the truce came into effect. Two weeks later, he said, Egypt would host talks aimed at reopening the Rafah crossing on its border with Gaza. Mr. Zahar suggested that the Shalit case would be dealt with separately. Read the rest of this entry »


Written by thessler

June 19, 2008 at 8:18 pm

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