Saturday, January 17, 2009

Ceasefire Hopes

Hamas supporters are in celebration that Israel has announced a cease-fire as Hamas continues to fire at Israeli civilian centers. Is everything that simple, or is the Israeli government using a card up its sleeve?

Consider the protests around the world defending Hamas and demanding a ceasefire. Their voices have been so loud. Imagine how impotent their voices will become if and when Hamas continues to fire at Israeli civilians after Israel announces a unilateral cease fire.

If Hamas continues to attack Israeli civilians, how long will Israelis allow that to happen before they demand military actions to resume? If the Israeli government is wise, this ceasefire will give Hamas two options.

  1. Continue to attack Israelis, and invite reprisals.
  2. Stop attacking Israel. (This may be the best solution to prevent Fatah taking power.)

Time will tell.

What are your thoughts?

1 comment:

Kevin said...

As i predicted basically to red -Israel would call a ceasefire before Obama takes office and before the Israeli elections.

This will not put an end to the issues at hand. In fact by the time the summer comes around or sooner, Hamas will be firing rockets at Israel again.