It is now 24 hours since the announcement by Hillary Clinton of an impending ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
In the hours before the 8:00 p.m. announcement, the rumor mills between social media, radio and television were just a buzz.
For reasons known only to Prime Minister Netanyahu, Defense Minister Barak, and the upper echelons of the IDF brass, a ceasefire or as they call it an ‘understanding’ with Hamas was reached.
This latest round of Hamas firing mortars, kassamim and grad missiles at Southern Israel lasted 9 days.
For the first time, Hamas showed they could reach Tel Aviv, our business and financial city, Rishon Le Zion, 12 kilometers south of Tel Aviv and part of Gush Dan, and Gush Etzion, in the Judean Mountains directly south of Jerusalem, our capital city.
As of today, we can see, Hamas has the ability to target not only the Southern kibbutzim, moshavim, yishuvim and cities, they can now strike our three major cities and areas around them. Beer Sheva, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
I should note that Beer Sheva, called the capital of the Negev, has been a target for a long time.
What does a ceasefire mean? Is Hamas going to live in Gaza peacefully, renouncing all terror activities and just be a social party, the masses of Gazians voted for, in their last election or are they going to use this time to restock missiles and missile parts, recruit young, brainwashed boys to be terrorist and offer their lives [as a suicide bomber] for the cause.
I think we all know the answer and so does our government. Hamas are terrorists and will always be involved in terror activities.
Hamas has a goal and a plan on how to obtain their goal. I pray that our government officials agreed to the ceasefire or understanding, not because of the tremendous pressure Obama, Clinton and Ban Ki-moon put on them, but because they have a plan to stop the terror permanently.
Only time will tell..........
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