Friday, June 27, 2003

The Israeli response to a concession is what it always is. Raid houses or assassinate someone in hope of stirring the violence.


GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli soldiers hunting a top Hamas bombmaker raided two homes Friday, killing three gunmen and a bystander in a firefight. The Hamas response was muted, suggesting that a deal between armed groups on suspending attacks against Israelis might not unravel because of the raid.

Muted? This should guarantee something big from the Israelis.

Update: Islamic militants in Gaza accept truce

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Islamic militants have accepted a proposal to halt attacks on Israelis for three months, a senior militia official said Friday, providing the first confirmation from the militants that agreement has been reached.

Fireworks display to the United States will of course condone.