» 03/11/2008, 00.00
ISRAEL – PALESTINE
Israel and Hamas inching towards a 30-day trial truce
An unofficial deal seems to be in the works thanks to Egyptian mediation. The Palestinian movement will stop rocket launches; in exchange the Jewish state will stop targeted attacks and military raids.
13/02/2009 ISRAEL – PALESTINE
Hamas announces 18-month truce with Israel
The agreement should become official in a few days. Israel has yet to release any official comment. The fate of captured Israeli Corporal Gilad Shalit remains a stumbling block. Hamas would like to exchange him for a thousand Palestinian prisoners.
Israel turns down Palestinian demand for prisoner release
22/11/2012 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
The cease-fire in Gaza holds: Hamas and Israel sing victory
The truce demands an end to violence and attacks by both sides and the re-opening of the border crossings between Gaza and Egypt and Israel. Joyful celebrations in Gaza. Israel happy about the guarantees of peace for the southern populations. Mohamed Morsi applauded for his diplomatic contribution. The importance of the 500 tunnels between Egypt and Gaza for smuggling weapons and goods.
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.
20/06/2007 PALESTINE – ISRAEL
Israel opens Erez crossing to a small number of Palestinians
Hundreds of Palestinians are stranded in the concrete walkway that links the Gaza strip to Israel trying to escape from Hamas. Israeli authorities claim security reasons prevent them from letting them through but the growing humanitarian crisis might force them to relent.
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