Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Gaza - Palestinians announce long term ceasefire reached with Israel

Dear friends,
A long term ceasefire has been announced by both Abbas and the Hamas leadership.  The Israeli media is also reporting Israel's acceptance of the ceasefire.

According to media reports the deal supposedly includes:
  • an immediate easing of the Israeli blockade of Gaza, and a gradual lifting of restrictions on fishing off the coast of the strip.
  • discussions on the creation of a seaport and airport was postponed for a month, when indirect talks betwen Israel and Palestinians will resume.

While details are still emerging and need to be confirmed, some on twitter such as Israeli activist and writer Mairav Zonszein have argued "There is no deal, only an agreed-upon ceasefire and mutual intentions to discuss a deal in the future".

Monday marked the 50th day since Israel started its massacre in Gaza on July 8. The death toll at that time had reached 2,120, of which 577 are children, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

In solidarity, Kim 

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