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Well. Let’s see how long this cease fire lasts for, and how many rockets Hamas will launch up to the last minute.

Anyone taking bets?

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 31, 2014

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and United States Secretary of State John Kerry announce that the United Nations Representative in Jerusalem, Special Coordinator Robert Serry, has received assurances that all parties have agreed to an unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza.

This humanitarian cease-fire will commence at 8 am local time on Friday, August 1, 2014. It will last for a period of 72 hours unless extended.

During this time the forces on the ground will remain in place.

We urge all parties to act with restraint until this humanitarian cease-fire begins, and to fully abide by their commitments during the cease-fire.

This cease-fire is critical to giving innocent civilians a much-needed reprieve from violence. During this period, civilians in Gaza will receive urgently needed humanitarian relief, and the opportunity to carry out vital functions, including burying the dead, taking care of the injured, and restocking food supplies. Overdue repairs on essential water and energy infrastructure could also continue during this period.

Israeli and Palestinian delegations will immediately be going to Cairo for negotiations with the Government of Egypt, at the invitation of Egypt, aimed at reaching a durable cease-fire. The parties will be able to raise all issues of concern in these negotiations.

We thank key regional stakeholders for their vital support of this process, and count on a continued collaborative international effort to assist Egypt and the parties reach a durable cease-fire as soon as possible.

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116 COMMENTS

  1. Yup. All depends on the next time Israel makes a deliberate hole in the Dome to let in a Rocket from ISIS who have Israeli Air Cover and US footprints and Saudi routed funding. Blame it on fake Chinese hackers all you like. Evidence is mounting up to what is real.

  2. Peace will come only when the Palestinians love their children more than they hate us … This one and only truth

    Fact, you all Smartass lets see what would you do if you were throwing missiles at you and indiscriminate digging a tunnel for your child’s room … Hamas commits war crimes but we are smart and we developed the Iron Dome system that keeps us, the value of our life is important … peace will come on the day that they will love their children more than they hate us … anyone who supports the Palestinians is blind and uneducated

    Fact, we Israelis had contributed to the world than all the Arab world together, we have developed medicines, medical devices, we have won Nobel Prizes, we have developed technology and high-tech at the highest levels and what you did that you raise the nose up? Say thank you hypocrites you live thanks to our medications and your life easy thanks to our technology, we cultured What are you? Just hate You brought the world

    Fact Hamas executed protesters from Gaza, the Arab world is busy hating Jews and he did not want to see the truth

    Fact, I do not like to see the sights of the children of Palestine are suffering and hungry, if only you would give to Israel to help we lived near each other in prosperity but you teach currently only hatred

    Fact, Palestinians are scattered from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Algeria, Iraq, Kurdistan, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Sudan… Arafat was born in Egypt … why he came to Gaza?

    Fact, Azmi Bishara, a Palestinian, said: “There is no Palestinian nation, has only Arab nation”.
    There is no such thing as Palestinians, just Arabs then go back to your Arab countries who do not want you back

    Fact written in the Koran: “Moses said to his israel people, my people, remember the grace inclined you God establish you prophets and doing you kings, and gives you had not given anyone in the Universe. My people, go to the holy land that wrote you God. Sura 5 20-21 … it is written for you in black and white in the Qur’an then why are you denying the truth that Israel was our lot before the Palestinians came here?

    Fact, we Israelis want peace and condemn all attacks on civilians and certainly not deliberately kill women and children and even take care of them our hospitals, we can not say that on Palestinians were just trying to kill, stab, kidnap and bomb the Israeli

    Fact, Hamas has fired near Shifa Hospital and due to a failure of the missile launching Hamas killing its citizens, so who does not care about innocent people? Only Palestinians

    Fact, we left Gaza a few years ago and instead the Palestinians will use it to develop infrastructure, economic, cultural and education they choose to invest in any area of terrorism and money

    Fact, in the Arab world were already in government coups in Egypt, Sudan, Libya and soon Syria, if not better then Gaza residents rise up against Hamas and we’ll be the first to help them

    Fact, those who support the kidnapping, murder, stone throwing, stabbings, throwing Molotov cocktails, burning flags and endless more terrible things are Palestinians and Arabs So who’s not human? Israelis want peace but we will not hesitate to eliminate anyone who Restoration us

    Fact, you are all hypocrites and deny one truth, before you speak against us I suggest you visit here for a few days and then see who is human and who behaves like an animal

    Fact, we Israelis want peace and live in peace side by side with Palestinians
    Fact, the Palestinians do not want it their goal to destroy us then their punishment to suffer and live like this

    Fact, the only reason there is a siege on Gaza is because if there is no control they are will put only weapons and not supplies and necessities to Gaza residents

    Fact, before you send a message with curses, give a real solution to the situation and not as ordinary messages like Israel is not our country, give a solution where we can live side by side in true peace as all Jews want

    Fact Hamas and other terrorist organizations they are the real enemies of the Arab world, Palestinians and Jews that prevent us from living in peace

  3. I pray the ceasefire will succeed; I pray it will last. But it is up to Hamas & their supporters to decide. I pray, finally, they will hear the voice of Allah that is the voice for peace. I pray Hamas will change, even though I doubt they will. I pray for peace but I will never support Israel surrendering to evil. If evil continues to force the fight, we must do what is right.

  4. about as long as it takes for hamas to contact obama, and get more “humanitarian” aide, so they can get more amunition, to hide in “humanitarian” u.n. schools and “humanitarian” hospitals, so they can get more sympathy, from the liberal idiots here in the states and around the world. no, i am not jewish, christian, and hell no-i am not muslim. i hope you take hamas off the planet, then come and get obama, and try him, for supporting crimes against humanity. no, i don’t hate him because of his race. i have a black son-in-law and half black grandson. i am just a 70 year old cherokee/sioux/caucasian-whose heart is broken, because of the stupidity, in electing this egotistical coward. but one thing i do know, you will always have this american’s support.

  5. I thought the PM said no ceasefire……this is BS, will there ever be a leader in Israel who fears G-d and not man. Will a PM ever ignore the world and defend Jewish/Israeli lives…… Politicians are worthless in my book as they only care for one thing ” THERE POLITICAL LIFE” nothing else

  6. hamas believe in mohamid . the book mohamid wrote to the followers teachs them to kill anyone who doesn’t believe in allah the moon god . the war in Israel and gasa has two mind sets . The Muslims who believe in allah want to kill the Jewish people because the Jewish people are God’s chosen people and God has blessed them in the land God has given them . on the other hand Israel no that hamas is following the beliefs of the satanic doctrine of the koran and have no choice but to defend it’s self . This is a war between good and evil . God bless Israel forever and forever

  7. hamas believe in mohamid . the book mohamid wrote to the followers teachs them to kill anyone who doesn’t believe in allah the moon god . the war in Israel and gasa has two mind sets . The Muslims who believe in allah want to kill the Jewish people because the Jewish people are God’s chosen people and God has blessed them in the land God has given them . on the other hand Israel no that hamas is following the beliefs of the satanic doctrine of the koran and have no choice but to defend it’s self . This is a war between good and evil . God bless Israel forever and forever

  8. hamas believe in mohamid . the book mohamid wrote to the followers teachs them to kill anyone who doesn’t believe in allah the moon god . the war in Israel and gasa has two mind sets . The Muslims who believe in allah want to kill the Jewish people because the Jewish people are God’s chosen people and God has blessed them in the land God has given them . on the other hand Israel no that hamas is following the beliefs of the satanic doctrine of the koran and have no choice but to defend it’s self . This is a war between good and evil . God bless Israel forever and forever

  9. I will last about a minute. Hamas still has rockets to fire at civilians and civilians of their own to kill. Hamas is a bunch of murdering cowards but the libtards in this country see’s only what they want to see.

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