Israel is to halt its three-week military offensive against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said.
He said Israel had achieved its aims and the unilateral ceasefire would start at 0200 (2400 GMT). But he said troops would remain in Gaza for now.
What does all this mean? Nothing, nadda, bupkis, zilch. A bunch of bullshit and bravado that's as transparent as glass. There's been no formal agreement so this is just business as usual for Israel. Make a meaningless declaration and when so much as a rock is thrown over onto the Israeli side, the F-16's will fly, the tanks will roll, the bulldozers will demolish, and the white phosphorous will burn.
Are you opening the crossings? Are you relieving the mental and physical trauma you've inflicted on Gaza for years? Will you keep a tight rein on the little fucks from your state who make a sport out of harassing old men, women and children day after day? Are you going to control your radical fundamentalists who appear to be completely nuts, and who at times make Bin Laden look sane? Will you even attempt to treat the Gazans with some form of respect you pricks, or will you continue to treat them like lower life forms? Will you ever hold yourselves accountable?
No, I didn't think so. Fuck you, Olmert and company.