Saturday, March 24, 2007


Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas responds to Israel's suggestion for a "mutual calm".
Abbas said that the mutual calm accord will be beneficial to both of the Palestinian and Israeli sides , rejecting the Israeli concerns that the military groups will make use of the calm agreement for re armament .
President Abbas pointed out that Palestinians had committed earlier to a unilateral calm from one side but it did not work out .
Didn't work out? If you wonder what he's talking about then see this report from a month after the ceasefire began. An excerpt:
In a time where the IDF is not returning fire, the Palestinians are firing more and more [!] Qassams. [...] In contrast, during the months of February, April, August, and September, the months where there was no calm, there were less Qassam attacks than during the ceasefire.
A few of the Qassams which hit Sderot

Well, that ceasefire just "didn't work out". Some things are just inevitable, I guess. Maybe it wasn't meant to be. It wasn't written in the stars. Can't argue with fate.

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