Confused Hamas Demands Truce But Only On Its Terms

Tyler Durden's picture

Judging by the total lack of reaction across any markets, traders are just as confused by the headlines blurting out of Hamas leader Mashaal:

  • *SENIOR HAMAS OFFICIAL SAYS TRUCE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON (ok great)
  • *MASHAAL SAYS 'WE ARE FOR A TRUCE BUT WE ARE PATIENT' (wait... you just said)
  • *MASHAAL SAYS NOBODY CAN DISARM PALESTINIAN RESISTANCE (hhmm)
  • *MASHAAL SAYS HAMAS SEES 'NO REAL BREAKTHROUGH' IN TRUCE SEARCH (wait what?)

So there may be a truce, there may not be... Mashall adds "we are ready to accept a humanitarian truce" but any truce "must" mean a lifting of the embargo on Gaza; oh and "nobody can disarm the Palestinian resistance... does not sound too hopeful.

Via Bloomberg

  • *HAMAS LEADER KHALED MASHAAL SPEAKS AT QATAR PRESS CONFERENCE
  • *MASHAAL SAYS HAMAS BRIGADES DESTROYED IDEA OF INVINCIBLE ISRAEL
  • *MASHAAL SAYS HAMAS ISN'T WEAKENED BY TRUCE WITH FATAH
  • *MASHAAL SAYS HAMAS FOCUSED ON ATTACKING MILITARY SITES
  • *MASHAAL SAYS NOBODY CAN DISARM PALESTINIAN RESISTANCE
  • *MASHAAL ASKS FOR HUMANITARIAN AID BEFORE FIGHTING ENDS
  • *MASHAAL CALLS FOR OPENING OF GAZA BORDER CROSSINGS TO EGYPT
  • *MASHAAL SAYS WELCOMES EFFORTS FOR CEASE-FIRE
  • *HAMAS WON'T SETTLE FOR LESS THAN END TO GAZA EMBARGO: MASHAAL
  • *MASHAAL SAYS `WE ARE FOR A TRUCE BUT WE ARE PATIENT'
  • *MASHAAL ASKS PALESTINIANS IN GAZA FOR MORE PATIENCE
  • *MASHAAL SAYS HAMAS SEES `NO REAL BREAKTHROUGH' IN TRUCE SEARCH

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Doesn;t exactly sound like peace to us?

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krispkritter's picture

Schizophrenic much?  "Look! A squirrel!" (missile launches in the background) BOOM!

clones2's picture

Soooo... Are Hamas the good-guys or the bad ones?   I can never remember...

john39's picture

hamas was created by Israel...  a prior version of al-cia-duh...   great excuse to kill palestinian kids and steal more land.

Pinto Currency's picture

 

 

This whole thing was started when Israel said Hamas killed 3 Israeli boys and then Israel started bombing the bejeesez out of Gaza.

Still awaiting the evidence that Hamas killed the 3 Israeli boys.  Have seen some YouTube clips on it so it must be true.

SilverIsKing's picture

MASHAAL law in Gaza now.

MARTIAL law in the US soon.

Divided States of America's picture

MASHAAL's words kinda reminds me of those of OBAMA's.

Pool Shark's picture

 

 

Hamas is the Black Knight:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKhEw7nD9C4

 "Alright; we'll call it a draw."

 

Stackers's picture

Does their stipulation of the embargo being lifted also include the Eygptian embargo ? Because Gaza has a border with Israel and with Eygpt, and the Egyptians have a giant isolation wall and tunnel hunting program as well ..... I wonder why ...

Quus Ant's picture

Well? Why do you think Stackers?  Because Palestinians are subhuman? 

Because Egypt doesn't want 2 million Palestinian refugees?  Please.  Enlighten.

Stackers's picture

Still trying to figure out myself, since there is no such thing as a "Palestinian" and Gaza was Egyptian terrority before the 1967 "Six-day" war and everyone still living there are Egyptians. My own "opinion" is that leaving the Egyptians living in Gaza in squalor with a bunch of psychopathic militant zealots in charge makes for a handy propaganda tool for the arabs, and that is why they continue to abandon them to their insanity.

The Blank Stare's picture

Well, if somebody made me a prisoner in my own land, controlled the power, food, money, travel, information, and everthing else, I'd sure as hell never give in, and never surrender. 

Especially when the prison guard is getting a million a minute from mother USA.

 

Fuck the Zionists! The evil twisted bastards.

Stackers's picture

and I will repeat my question .... where does Egypt fall into that rant ????  becuase Egypt treats Gaza the exact same way the "Zionist" do. No food, No energy. No travel. Big Wall. Destroy all tunnels being dug under it. So is Eygpt part of the grand Zionist conspiracy now too ?

 

The problem is a LOT more complicated.

The Blank Stare's picture

The Eyptian government is also a puppet of mother USA. The whole "free money" thing is very addictive. But the average citizen is not. The secret tunnels have to come out somewhere? 

Frostfan1's picture

The reason is simple. If Egypt ends blockade, Israel says you break it , you bought it and Israel can slam the door forever on them and the whole farce of being victims in garza is over. Why do you think meshaal said more patience. The one state Palestine goal is dead once the Egypt blockade is over.

Hugh_Jorgan's picture

Uh, we pretty much live that way in the USA now. Most successful Arab Israelis happily work in Israel, all are full citizens, all have full voting rights and can participate in the Knesset. Nothing is being blocked in or out of Gaza unless it is some tyle of weapon or ordinance. Not that I like the Knesset. Israel's government is a joke, but it is based on European Socialism, what do you expect. Oh well, the US government is a nightmare as well. That is because it is made up of men.

None of Israel's neighbors cared about this little sliver of land and no body wanted the "Palestinians" around until the lawful soverign of that land carved out the Jewish state for the Jews with a nod from the entire world after the holocaust. Today it is just an excuse to hate what you don't understand.

Save_America1st's picture

Unconditional surrender and full de-weaponization of everyone in that shit hole.  Or else...

Nuke 'em from orbit...it's the only way to be sure...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCbfMkh940Q

;-)

Colonel Klink's picture

Yep take away everyone's weapons, just before the final solution.

Worked well for Pol Pot, Hitler, and a host of other despots like Israel.

Waiting for the hasbara team to enter this thread in 3...2...1...

MeMongo's picture

Correct Colonel! There always lurking waiting to pounce like child predators. Mongo has noticed lately they've become choosy on which fights to engage in though. Must be cuz they keep getting their asses handed to them.

Pool Shark's picture

 

 

I thought you were only a pawn in the game of life???

 

MeMongo's picture

True Mr Shark!

Mongo is an habitual underachiever. Please rate him high for effort :-)

Colonel Klink's picture

Thanks team Hasbara for all the verification.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

If we want peace over there -- and the MIC and Neocons do not! -- then either Egypt needs to donate part of the wasted Sinai and carve our a legitimate state of Palestinians, or Israel needs to stop pretending that they don't want to "sterilize" the whole area and actually do it.  This shite is getting tiring.

sessinpo's picture

john39   Ron Paul- Israel created hamas:

http://youtu.be/27esxkQtfTc

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Sorry dude. Hamas was created by the Muslim Brotherhood through Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood was created in 1928, well before Israel became a nation state. Yes, maybe Israel wanted Hamas to counter Arafat. But that is far different from your post and RP's suggestion that Israel created Hamas.

You really need to get off your anti semetic crap. Maybe I'll  start picking you apart like I have so many others.

But quite frankly, I am too consumed with work that I don't spend as much time on ZH as I use to. And your anti semetic false information bores me.

Xiuhcoatl's picture

Hi, Pinto -

Hostilities from the Israeli side was the response to thousands of rockets launched by Hamas at Israeli targets over the last couple of years. We (I'm Israeli) asked Hamas to stop many, many times, in many ways, but they didn't listen. Sadly, we had to respond.

Hamas's use of rockets is not theatre. It is an attempt to demoralize our population and to slowly drive us from the land. Hamas does not recognize any right of Jewish domain in the entire Middle East, not in Tel Aviv or any points north or south of it. This is not acceptable to us.

Imagine you lived in Texas and Mexican "activists" started firing rockets at your town, explaining that the USA stole Texas from Mexico and they intend to take it back. Maybe you could flee to another state. We don't have that option. And we like it here.

Pinto Currency's picture

 

 

Imagine I lived in Texas and someone from Chile seized half of Texas.

Then that group from Chile financed a radical group that wanted Texas back again.

Why would the Chilean Texans want to radicalize the native Texans?

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB123275572295011847

 

Xiuhcoatl's picture

If I understand your allusions, Pinto, you're saying that today, Hamas is merely an Israeli tool?
Why would Abbas' group -- the PLO / Al Fatah -- willingly join with Hamas in a unity government? Surely they and the entire Muslim world would already know that Hamas is secretly controlled by Israel.

That makes no sense. I must be misunderstanding you.

The Blank Stare's picture

One of your fellow Israeli's disagrees with you. It's Israel that breaks the cease-fire agrements more often than Hamas. 

http://antiwar.com/blog/2014/02/06/the-truth-about-cease-fire-violations...

DId you see that? I just caught you lying.

Pinto Currency's picture

 

 

 

 

Imagine the Chilean-Texans were militarily superior and wanted to pound the other Texans into complete submission.

Maybe even slowly squeeze them out of their land positions.

Now you can't do that if the Texans are all walking around like Bambis. 

In that hypothetical case a radicalized opponent would be quite valuable.

So Chile would release, encourage, and fund, radical Texan leaders while suppressing more moderate Texan elements.

Agitating and fomenting unrest among an oppressed and poor population is a well known and not too difficult game - and nobody would expect that the more radical anti Chilean-Texan elements were being funded by the Chilean-Texans themselves.  That would be too crazy.

Duffy's picture

Not sure why you're gettign junked.  There's no serious question Israel created Hamas to split the Pal's politically.  For fuck's sake, there's a good chance some of them are Israeli agents - providing excuses on demand for pre-existing plans to dispense more pain to the average bear. 

And no matter the kind of munitions Israel drops - don't expect the media to cover it or the UN to do a thing.

There's also no question the CIA helped organize the original Al Qaeda franchise... 

 

But I guess, as always, certain truths one just isn't supposed to mention.  Like Netanyahu accusing Iran, falsely, of working on nukes for over 20 years now, all while building more of his own with stuff stolen from the US - about which the US knows, but did nothing because it would be "anti-Semitic" to point out Israeli espionage - which is why the US, sooner or later, is going to be thrown under the bus in some major way, by its Zionist ally.

 

Colonel Klink's picture

Or Israeli prime ministard Nuttyahoo (sic) trying to blackmail Bill Clinton.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2696336/Explosive-new-book-claim...

According to allegations in the book, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used the tapes to try to persuade Clinton to release Jonathan Pollard, an American caught and jailed for spying for Israel.

Clinton lobbied for Pollard’s release but his attempts were ultimately thwarted by CIA Director George Tenet.

EDIT:  Yep downvote historical fact.

http://articles.philly.com/1997-04-21/news/25528781_1_netanyahu-indictme...

Amazing they're always being persecuted or prosecuted, but it's all just a great big misunderstanding.

DaveyJones's picture

Funny how we never hear from the regular people

Check out this presentation from an Israeli' General's son

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etXAm-OylQQ 

Duffy's picture

part of hasbara is literally not caring about the very idea of "truth".

Look, when you believe that the ancient Hebrews had a vast and might kingdom [despite a lack of very many artifacts] and you're a direct descendent, notwithstanding a family that had been in Poland for 1000+ years - you're already on thin ice as to reality, anyway....

 

The Way of the Rabbi -   Racism, intolerance and the Jews


FeralSerf's picture

The US, or at least the US our ancestors knew, has already been "thrown under the bus in some major way, by its Zionist ally".

Remember 9/11? Remember the USS Liberty? Remember the freedoms we had 50 years ago?

With allies like the Zionists, why would we need any other enemies?

caconhma's picture

"Confused Hamas Demands Truce But Only On Its Terms".  Really?

 

Hamas in Gaza has built a huge underground network of tunnels. So Israeli can easily bomb civilian targets like schools, hospitals, etc., but Hamas leadership and its fighters are safe and active using this underground network. 

Consequently, things are not so peachy for Israilis. How long can Israeli sustain this fight? This time Israeli have to fight their own war instead of using other Muslims. It is not their cup of tee. Remember the war in Lebanon with Hezbollah ? It did not go too well!

 

toady's picture

Exactly. We will not give any concessions, and all of our demands must be met, or there will be no truce.

icanhasbailout's picture

Was the Arabic word used "hudna"?

RobM1981's picture

From the people who brought you Baghdad Bob...

 

 

Skateboarder's picture

Don't forget Saad Maan. ;-)

Skateboarder's picture

MASHAAL ASKS PALESTINIANS IN GAZA FOR MORE PATIENCE

What the fuck! Bodies strewn on the streets and the order of any semblance of 'normal' life gone topsy-turvy... and this motherfucker wants patience?

disabledvet's picture

It ain't like he's in Gaza.

This is more like a "media declared cease fire."
More time for tunneling and "Obama diplomacy"...all in the name of peace of course.

Pretty soon Tel Aviv will be the next Port Au Prince.

NOTaREALmerican's picture

I'm withholding judgement until I hear what Josh Earnestly has to say about this. 

TheRedScourge's picture

Pretty sure he's just gonna earnestly try to josh you.

clones2's picture

All your TRUCE are belong to us...

Stoploss's picture

*MASHAAL SAYS NOBODY CAN DISARM PALESTINIAN RESISTANCE

 

Might want to rethink that one.

teslaberry's picture

they can rip your arms off with bombs!. hell yea go israel!