» 01/19/2009, 00.00
ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Gaza: truce for a week. Israel begins gradual withdrawal of troops
In the wake of Israel’s declaration of a unilateral ceasefire, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad groups announce a truce. From the European Leaders summit in Egypt promises of funds for reconstruction and security forces.
16/12/2008 PALESTINE - ISRAEL
Uncertainty over ceasefire between Hamas and Israel
The militant groups say it will end on December 19. But the majority of the people in Gaza are asking that it be continued.
18/06/2008 ISRAEL – PALESTINE
Israel accepts Gaza ceasefire with Hamas
The deal came over night. Palestinian and Egyptian mediators had announced the move yesterday. Tel Aviv wants Gilad Shalit freed and a control of illegal arms trading from Egypt. Hamas wants the Strip blockade lifted. A fragile truce.
02/02/2009 PALESTINE - ISRAEL
Internally divided, Hamas accepts truce with Israel
The decision should be made official today, and last for one year. Rumors are growing of disagreements within the Islamist movement, among the leaders in Gaza, in favor of an agreement with Israel, and those living abroad, who exalt "martyrdom."
19/12/2008 PALESTINE - ISRAEL
Hamas declares an end to ceasefire with Israel
The Palestinian militants accuse Israel of failing to ease its blockade of the Gaza Strip; Israel accuses Hamas of launching rockets and motor fire against Sderot. The ceasefire was frequently violated by both sides. The people of Israel and Gaza want the end of hostilities and the continuation of the truce.
17/01/2009 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Gaza: Israel voting on ceasefire, while deaths continue
This evening in Jerusalem, the government is voting on a unilateral suspension of the attack, on the condition that the launching of rockets cease and that sergeant Gilad Shalit be released. But Hamas says the war will continue. Overnight, a school run by the UN was hit: six dead, including a woman and a child.
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