Gaza ceasefire faces real test on Friday at weekly Palestinian border disturbance

UN Middle East peace envoy Nickolay Mladenov knew from bitter experience what he was talking about when he said on Thursday, Nov. 14 that the UN and Egypt had “worked hard to prevent the most dangerous escalation in and around Gaza from leading to war” and “the coming hours and days were critical.”

According to established Gaza routine, the Palestinian side habitually declares a ceasefire has been agreed, and then violates it, while Israel officials hold silent. This time, the only sign that Israel went along with the truce negotiated by the UN and Egypt, was the IDF’s approval to reopen schools and restore normal life across most of Israel, with the exception of the most heavily battered communities adjacent to the Gaza Strip, West Lachish and Hof Ashkelon.

Rocket sirens were heard there early Thursday 90 hours after the truce was said by Islamic Jihad and Egyptian officials to have gone into effect at 5.30 a.m. It came at the end of 48 hours of massive Jihad rocket fire and systematic Israeli air strikes to destroy its infrastructure, following the killing of the Islamic Jihad’s northern Gaza commander Baha Abu Al-Atta.

The ceasefire, which was quickly proven fragile in its first hours, faces its first real test on Friday, Nov. 15, when the Gaza-Israeli border has for the past eighteen months erupted into weekly clashes between Palestinian rioters hurling explosives and grenades pressing against the border and their targets, armed Israeli soldiers, pushing them back, using live ammunition when tear gas fails.

The Islamic Jihad is expected to exploit the next Friday disturbance as cover for lethal attacks on Israeli troops or a civilian target, after 430 rockets fired in a 48-hour blitz failed to cause a single Israeli death. The group is also capable of claiming that Israel had violated the truce terms at the event as a pretext for resuming its rocket attacks.

This pessimistic forecast rests on past experience of Gaza ceasefires. Islamic Jihad is wont to stage violent finales in order to claim it had the last word (or shot) in a conflict with Israel. Therefore, if the truce holds up until Friday afternoon, its fate will be determined then. IDF concentrations therefore remain massed on the Gaza border along with heavy military hardware.

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44 thoughts on “Gaza ceasefire faces real test on Friday at weekly Palestinian border disturbance

  • Nov 14, 2019 @ 9:33 at 9:33
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    Fight for Israel.
    Fight for God and country and for the future?
    Israel looks like Warschau, little by little it will be destroyed.
    The politician are cowards and are a enemy off the people.
    And always talking about peace, but it will never come, NEVER!!!
    Some day it will go very wrong.
    But it is all predicted.

    • Nov 14, 2019 @ 10:54 at 10:54
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      @Skippy… Property, Roads & Buildings can be Rebuilt, Replaced, & Defenses made better. Life is always more Important. One Day, Hamas, Fatah, & Palestinians will realize becoming Friends & Families with Israeli’s as Good Neighbors Communities is the Wise Choice over being Victim Servants of Iran Far Away Not Willing to Die for Them?

      • Nov 14, 2019 @ 21:16 at 21:16
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        GST001… You have an optimistic view of the future and if it were only true. I don’t believe that the Palestinian leadership, the Authority, Hamas and Islamic Jihad have any intention of coming to terms with Israel. They reap enormous financial rewards by ruling with an iron fist while at the same time they can point to Israel at the enemy that keeps the population in dire poverty an cowed. This has been the fact on the ground for generations and will continue with the upcoming crop of Palestinian leaders. It’s about power and money.

        • Nov 14, 2019 @ 21:41 at 21:41
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          @Ezra… I Agree on the Short Term. No Question the Pathway of Mutual Cooperation & Salvation is Walking a Razor Edge of Bitter History of Violence, Injustice, & Atrocities on One Another. Still, the Long Road of Abraham Covenant Revealed to Judaism, followed by Christianity & Adopted by Islam still remains the same even if Religious Leaders with Flaws Choose to Ignore it as they Revised it in their own Scriptures. The Abraham Message is an Ever Evolving Long Term Basic “Tortoise Truth Foundation”, that cannot be “Refuted Short Term Rabbits Holes”, to Save the Human Race. Hamas is already at Odds with Fatah First & now with Iran’s PIJ in Gaza. Sharing Abraham’s Land By Obeying & Embracing Abraham Ideas will Prevail in my View. If Not, then we are all Globally Doomed?

    • Nov 14, 2019 @ 15:49 at 15:49
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      Peace will come when the Jewish King rules from Jerusalem. So Skippy read the prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39

    • Nov 14, 2019 @ 16:51 at 16:51
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      Sure, Israel haters like you have been saying this for 70+ years, but Israel keeps getting stronger. Most Arab countries have come to terms with it, Iran has risen as the chief hater, but Iran faces numerous troubles, rebellion is in its midst, and it is on its way down.

    • Nov 14, 2019 @ 20:40 at 20:40
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      Peace? There will be peace when Jesus the Messiah comes back.

      • Nov 15, 2019 @ 5:25 at 5:25
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        Wrong

    • Nov 15, 2019 @ 7:21 at 7:21
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      This won’t end well. Islamic Jihad said one of the ceasefire conditions is no firing on Palestinians as athey march across the border for the ‘right of return’, as they call it.

      So there will be no ceasefire, which is already violated by the Islamic Jihad.

      I wish the Israelis had a PR campaign that was effective as the ones by the Palestinians, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah, which influences World Press.

      And yes it is important to influence World Press and opinions, especially with the rise of anti-semitism.

  • Nov 14, 2019 @ 9:42 at 9:42
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    Lol, ceasefire nr ?? For how long?What is really achieved?There will be new leaders in place to start the rockets attacks again in the nearby future.The people in the south pay the price almost on a daily basis, so the never ending story continues.This approach doesn’t work.Looking forward to the next round…….

  • Nov 14, 2019 @ 9:49 at 9:49
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    The UN archive for the previous century I think should be in garbage by now.
    But my mother in law has a very good memory, I trust her, and never dare to contradict.
    So, from source sure, the Oslo accords allow for Gaza an Army of maximum 1 million, 1000 tanks and 100 F-16, not more. If Gaza people will ever try to go over 1 million, UN will sanction Israel drastically, believe me!

    Or, from an army of 1,000,000 and each with a small rocket handy, manufacturing errors and a trembling finger on the trigger during peaceful maneuvers for training purpose only, plenty justify very well the only 300 stray rockets. Not a big cheese.

    • Nov 14, 2019 @ 14:50 at 14:50
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      Your comment is ludicrous. There are not one million adult males in Gaza. They don’t have one tank or F16. They are a primitive people. Samson destroyed them over 2,000 years ago and they never learned to leave us Jew’s alone. Gazan ancestors came from Crete. Therefore, they are “cretins”.

      • Nov 14, 2019 @ 18:11 at 18:11
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        The white Ashkenazi Jews that make up 95% of the Israeli “Jewish” population originate from Khazaria as as the bible says in Genesis 10:3 the Ashkenazi are the sons of Gomer who was a son of Japeth and brother to Magog. So we should call you Khazars.

        • Nov 14, 2019 @ 19:05 at 19:05
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          AND YOU ARE THE CHILD OF A SHARMOUTA AND HER FAVORITE PIG…MAYBE WE SHOULD CALL YOU HAPPY THE PIG?

        • Nov 14, 2019 @ 21:21 at 21:21
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          Ashkenazi sons of Ghomer… You can call us what ever you like.We are the sons and daughters of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The fact remains that we are back in the land of our forefathers, and the land that G_d has promised us, and NOTHING can ever change that reality.

          • Nov 14, 2019 @ 22:23 at 22:23
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            @Ezra The promise was to the bloodline of Abraham and the Jews ignored the Christ. But the bible also says he will redeem this bloodline. Now today we have many converts to Judaism, so if you are from that bloodline fine, if not then the promise does not apply for a start. If you are of the bloodline is between you and G-d so ignore those trying to trigger you. But purely from the genealogy from the research that I have done the Ashkenazi are not of the original bloodline. But through marriage how that holds up G-d alone knows.

          • Nov 14, 2019 @ 22:51 at 22:51
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            God promised the bloodline of Abraham, so yes if you are of that bloodline nothing can change that, if you are not then you are just foolish yourself.

          • Nov 14, 2019 @ 23:02 at 23:02
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            @Ezra it seems you do not know your biblical history so then let me enlighten you, Of the sons of Noah, Genesis 10:2-4 lists Japheth’s line.
            The sons of Japheth: Gomer, 👹Magog👹, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras. The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah. The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittim and the Rodanim. From these the maritime peoples spread out into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language. Now look at the map (link below) of Flavius Josephus, original name Joseph Ben Matthias (Jewish, Historian to the Roman Empire), and you will see that present day CRIMEA is shown as 👹MAGOG👹, THIS IS ALSO THE THE LOCATION OF THE KHAZARIAN EMPIRE, THAT EXISTED AND CONVERTED TO JUDAISM A FEW CENTURIES LATER, AND WHERE THE ASHKENAZI JEWS ORIGINATED FROM BEFORE THEY FLED INTO EASTERN EUROPE. So if we now look at the bloodline you are not of the bloodline of Abraham. Everyone is offered Salvation through the Christ, so repent and wake up but as Kristina correctly says with all the intermarriage who really knows what this means today. Also this does not mean that Ashkenazi are bad, but just that their homeland is the subject of a nasty prophecy which is why the map of Flavius Josephus is so important as it clearly shows where and who 👹Magog👹 really is.
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generations_of_Noah

  • Nov 14, 2019 @ 10:33 at 10:33
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    Achievement should be total collapse of jihadist infastructre and suppression of their organizational capability,….
    But,on the other side of the coin, Iran tried using jihadist to reduce Bibi in the last election, now Bibi used the jihadist to take…. Palestinian leadership of joint list odey ….off the TABLE of any negotiation,…..spin doctor indeed

  • Nov 14, 2019 @ 10:46 at 10:46
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    Clearly, Hamas is glad that Ata is Dead & Buried. Hamas sees Opportunity & Not Willing to become the Victim of Iran’s Shiia Regime Servant Bidding. Once again, proving Iran does not Control its Own Proxies that can Comeback to Bite Iran in the Future when Chaos is at Tehran’s Door! Hamas accepted Ata into Gaza but Always had on “One Eye Open” When Ata was Setting Up Jihad Sleeper Servants to Replace Hamas? It won’t hold since Iran’s Ata’s Jihadists will continue to seek Violence, but that is how Hamas will Point Them Out to IDF as well!

    • Nov 14, 2019 @ 14:23 at 14:23
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      Well, the satanic jesuit Vatican NWO wants the EZ38/39 war, BUT JESUS is still RESTRAINING and saving people !!!

  • Nov 14, 2019 @ 11:09 at 11:09
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    very big liar from ISRAELIS BY THE WAY ISRAEL HAS FAILED. ONLY BEGIN SUCCEED WHEN HE SAID HE WOULD DISARM PLO WITH ARAFAT. HE WENT TO LEBANON AND CRUSHED THE PLO . SINCE THAT DAY PLO ARMY HAD CEASED TO EXIST. AND IT WAS A VERY BIG BLOW FOR ARAFAT

  • Nov 14, 2019 @ 13:21 at 13:21
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    Russia and Egypt and others interfere to negotiate hudnas and they seem to want the barbarians in Gaza and Judea-Samaria to keep advancing their weapons with Iranian and international help from the EU and UN to attack Israel and make life impossible. The only answer is a permanent crippling of Gaza terrorist military infrastructure. If Russia and Egypt and other people cared about stopping this then they would go in and cripple the terrorists once and for all – but they do not because they want to use the terrorists when it serves their politics and religion and global plans.

    • Nov 14, 2019 @ 14:22 at 14:22
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      Well, the satanic jesuit Vatican NWO wants the EZ38/39 war, BUT JESUS is still RESTRAINING and saving people !!!

  • Nov 14, 2019 @ 14:52 at 14:52
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    Your comment is ludicrous. There are not one million adult males in Gaza. They don’t have one tank or F16. They are a primitive people. Samson destroyed them over 2,000 years ago and they never learned to leave us Jew’s alone. Gazan ancestors came from Crete. Therefore, they are “cretins”.

  • Nov 14, 2019 @ 15:05 at 15:05
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    I have to ask what did Israel actually achieve here? Sure they killed killed someone and his family but he is already replaced, and Israel lost billions in production and sent most of population to hide in shelters due to the IJ liberal use of rockets. All the while we are told that Iran is the cause.

    Well next year in accordance with the JCPOA the UN arms embargo against Iran ends. This means that Iran will be able to buy arms from others and sell its own weapons without any sanctions to prevent the sale. Thanks to sanctions Iran’s arms industries are thriving and very cost effective and with the infusion of technology next year the technology gaps will be filled. So is Israel really focused on the right area’s and if the killing of this IJ leader was pointless why do it knowing the harm that you are doing to your people?

    • Nov 15, 2019 @ 19:21 at 19:21
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      Tommy, à la guerre comme à la guerre. Jihad lance des fusées, et reçoit ce qu´il merite. Tu veux que Israel baisse la tête? Tu poses une question, ce n ést pas le chef[s] des Jihad et Hamas qui font dommage à leur peuple? Israel se defend. N´oublie pas, Israel a donné les clefs de Gaza aux palestiniens, et voilá le resultat.

  • Nov 14, 2019 @ 15:52 at 15:52
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    NAUSEATING – and this is from once staunch Bibi supporter…

  • Nov 14, 2019 @ 15:59 at 15:59
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    Now you’re comparing running to shelter with dead corps, have you run out of what to say?or Bragg about,?j btw,war is about death,i.e. killing he who wanna kill you and your family,else they can try a debate at the UN or Arab league…….join the winning team Tommy….. it’s not only ata but his missile deputy…….. hope Allah created more virgins

    • Nov 14, 2019 @ 17:20 at 17:20
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      Well if you are saying that the cost to the country vs the benefits gained were worth it and that the operation achieved its intended goals and was strategically wise then well done Israel!
      My view is that your strategic thinking is quite poor at this time and your “thinkers” need to be refreshed before all this “success” becomes a real issue. This is typically a sign of nepotism were friends and family of wealthy individuals are fast tracked into your intelligence services and other sought after roles. Personally i question the method used to deal with the “threat posed by the individual” and i would have made use of alternative methods to deal with the problem based on the disruption that this would cause to Israel, but each to their own and i’m sure your enemies are praying that god blesses you with many more such great “successes” 😂.

      • Nov 14, 2019 @ 18:49 at 18:49
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        @ Tommy

        You say “my view”, but it is more like “my point of view”, I guess. This is how it works:

        1. Common people have a whole large horizon in view.
        2. For some people, because of missing facts and advanced knowledge, this whole horizon of mental perception goes as narrow as to become a very thin line.
        3. At the extreme, for people very limited knowledge and with defective thinking, this line compresses further more as to turn into a point, which is the exact moment when they say “from my POINT of view, bla, bla, etc”.

        By the way, what color is yo point?

      • Nov 14, 2019 @ 19:07 at 19:07
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        TOO MUCH CHEAP VODKASKI, TOMMYSKI….GO SLEEP IT OFF!

  • Nov 14, 2019 @ 18:48 at 18:48
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    You say “my view”, but it is more like “my point of view”, I guess. This is how it works:

    1. Common people have a whole large horizon in view.
    2. For some people, because of missing facts and advanced knowledge, this whole horizon of mental perception goes as narrow as to become a very thin line.
    3. At the extreme, for people very limited knowledge and with defective thinking, this line compresses further more as to turn into a point, which is the exact moment when they say “from my POINT of view, bla, bla, etc”.

    By the way, what color is yo point?

  • Nov 14, 2019 @ 20:30 at 20:30
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    Gaza ceasefire, with no end game what’s the purpose?

    • Nov 14, 2019 @ 23:29 at 23:29
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      The Chinese Rules of Go… a player’s score was the maximum number of stones he could in theory play on the board. Since every groups needs two liberties to live, this rule created a two-point group tax: the player with the more separate groups lost two points for every excess group. In practice, one point per excess group was subtracted from the player’s score and added to his opponent’s score so that the total remained 361. This does not compute; it could convert a clear winner into a loser. Only by adding two points per group could the total be made 361. Modern Chinese rules avoid this by counting both stones and surrounded points. “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity, the greatest victory is that which requires no battle.” Sun-Tzu, A Arte da Guerra

  • Nov 14, 2019 @ 20:34 at 20:34
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    Strategy? it all converges to the king(khameinin)… checkmate…but first you must take care of the Queens step by step (ata,nasralla,solemani, Muhammad,) and follow up on all the prones(militias),…..note, I am talking security method, which other methods do you think can be much more effective to terrorist?….. round table discussion?

    • Nov 14, 2019 @ 23:20 at 23:20
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      @Robert… Be Aware of The Mossad Knights the Attack Piece Most Versatile on the Mideast Board. It moves 8 Ways, Over Barriers & Always Unexpected! The Study of Info is Stunning as well.

      • Nov 14, 2019 @ 23:43 at 23:43
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        @GST001… Your heads up correct Iran’s Chess is the wrong Game. The Chinese Go Game, is an Abstract Strategy Game, in which the aim is to Surround More Territory Than the Opponent. Invented in China more than 2,500 years ago, but Israel Culture of 5,780 Years has been doing that Globally Among its Opponents as seen in the Wisdom of King Solomon not by Conquests but by Alliances Marriages for Families Sharing Together. It is Iran that is Surrounded & Israel Survives all Empires built on Ignorance displayed in Power Games! Iran is being out-played AGAIN!

        • Nov 15, 2019 @ 3:23 at 3:23
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          You are deluding yourself, Iran has been playing a very good game of Chess. Compare your security situation over the last 10 or 15 years, see a trend? Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, its weapons program that is causing the IDF to panic and request billions in extra funding. Its Iran that is on the rise and the EU/US/Israel that is on the decline due their ideological views and a failure of common sense.

        • Nov 15, 2019 @ 3:37 at 3:37
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          That explains why you got kicked out of Israel in the first place. Failure to see your faults and the world as it really is. Its Its not just a Jewish problem, sadly the Woke Western Culture is suffering from the same thing and will soon either destroy its self or be destroyed by Islam which is just a symptom of the larger problem of the left wing humanism woke culture that took over the education system and produced the human waste that is now campaigning for its own destruction.

  • Nov 15, 2019 @ 0:21 at 0:21
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    test

  • Nov 15, 2019 @ 5:26 at 5:26
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    Destroy them all now

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