ROCKET WAR UPDATE: Egypt proposes Tuesday cease-fire. Neither side has accepted yet. Plus, how effective has Israel’s air campaign been? Contradictory assessments.

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

Israel-tanks2(Washington, D.C.) — Egypt has proposed a cease-fire between Israeli and Palestinian militant forces in Gaza to go into effect on Tuesday.

According to Egyptian Foreign Ministry sources cited by Haaretz, neither side has accepted the deal yet, but these are the apparent proposed terms:

  • The cease-fire will start at 9 A.M., meaning Israel will stop aerial, naval and ground operations against the Gaza Strip and promise not to engage in a ground offensive or harm civilians.
  • At the same time, all the Palestinian factions will hold their fire.
  • Crossings between Gaza and Israel will be reopened, and restrictions on the passage of commodities and people will be eased, in return for a halt to hostilities.
  • Within 48 hours after the cease-fire, Israeli and Palestinian delegations will arrive in Cairo for continued indirect talks to discuss the details of the truce and its implementation. Egypt will receive guaranties from both sides, and promises…

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