Israel owes Abbas and Kerry votes of thanks for killing the chances of a premature ceasefire and resumption of the Israeli – Palestinian “peace process.”
Israel should, and must, continue to rid Gaza of all Hamas, et al, missiles, military infrastructure and leaders. A premature ceasefire would simply give Hamas, et al, time to regroup and resupply.
The proposal now being pushed would also ease restrictions on importation of new missiles and other war-making paraphernalia. The Obama Administration has already promised $47,000,000 in “humanitarian relief,” with no apparent safeguards to keep much of it from being used to acquire more missiles and to repair military infrastructure.
As usual, while the Obama administration is prepared to reward the Palestinians, it seeks to pressure Israel into agreeing to a short term peace that will simply buy Hamas more time to build up an even greater arsenal of deadly weapons.
Secretary of State John Kerry – who was heard last Sunday on an open mike between Sunday TV appearances disparaging Israel’s efforts to limit civilian casualties in Gaza – arrived in Cairo on July 21st to frantically cobble together an immediate ceasefire. Seeking the help of Egypt and the United Nations, and even the Hamas-friendly countries of Turkey and Qatar, Kerry is looking for some kind of consensus by the major players in the region for a peace-at-any price formula. He is insisting on a premature ceasefire before Israel is able to find and destroy all…
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