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?