Hamas’ extortionate demands derail Gaza truce talks in Cairo

Both Israel and the Palestinian Authority are for once of one mind: They totally reject the exorbitant demands Hamas negotiators slapped down in Cairo for a long-term truce.
On Wednesday, Aug. 8, Hamas negotiators put a list of unreal demands before truce broker Egyptian General Intelligence Director Gen. Kemal Abbas in Cairo. The response from Jerusalem was that they are “totally unacceptable” and Israel did not intend to even start considering them. Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas signaled his rejection from Qatar.
And so, while Hamas called for a “long-term truce” its tactics produced the opposite effect and brought the indirect negotiations to a dead end.
The Palestinian terrorist organization’s four main demands are reported here by DEBKAfile:

  1. As a pre-condition for talks, the Gaza Strip’s borders with Israel must be reopened and the clock turned back to June 2007, that is before Hamas seized power in a military coup against the Fatah. DEBKAfile explains what this means. The removal of the Israeli-Egyptian blockade, the opening of the crossings to both countries, free movement between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank via southern Israel and permission for tens of thousands of Gaza Palestinians to work in Israel.
  2. Regarding the handover of Israel’s MIAs and the two civilians held hostage by Hamas, Israel must first open the prison doors and release all the convicted terrorists who are Hamas members. Only then, will Hamas provide Israel with its first information about the missing soldiers and hostages. Negotiations for their handover will then begin against suitable compensation for Hamas.
  3. Hamas is willing to transfer security control in the Gaza Strip and its border crossings to the Palestinian Authority, provided the PA break off all security cooperation with Israel.
  4. The Palestinian Authority must recognize the 40,000 armed men of Hamas’ Ezz e-din Al-Qassam terrorist wing as salaried members of its own staff.

Our sources note that Hamas has critically ratcheted up its conditions for a ceasefire compared with previous rounds of talks in Cairo. The military restraint policy against Hamas terror pursued by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gady Eisenkot, has led Palestinian extremists to believe they can bend Israel to their will by holding out the uncertain prospect of  peace and quiet. Opening the gates of Gaza for thousands of Palestinians to swarm into Israel is a recipe for the revival of yet another mass suicide terror campaign in a short time.

While discussing a truce, Hamas is keeping the level of violence high: A couple of rockets from Gaza landed in Sderot Wednesday night, after two Gazan shooting incidents in two days and dozens of kites and balloons continue without pause to ravage the Israeli countryside.

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16 thoughts on “Hamas’ extortionate demands derail Gaza truce talks in Cairo

  • Aug 8, 2018 @ 20:44 at 20:44

    The temporary border with Gaza is much to close to the towns and villages of Israel, and this represents a great danger of terror attacks.

    • Aug 9, 2018 @ 0:26 at 0:26

      Once again Hamas has chosen to be a Servant to Loses rather than Reigning Palestinians becoming Winners of their own People instead of 79% Poverty in Gaza. Now Hamas can watch how their Iranian Paymasters will bend and break into Bankruptcy as they Abandon Hamas just like many times before with such Poor Judgments.

      The American Sanctions on Iran have been Renewed and all of sudden The Iranian Robes Regime Behavior is changing inn Attitude, Tone, towards New American Steel Foreign Policy targeting Iran’s Hostile Behavior. So what do they do, they crack down and attack their own Persian People to stay in the Power of Luxury. Proving they are Paper Lions of Shiia Islamic Policies that only bring Conflict and Poverty to any Nation they seek to cause Revolutions just like they did to Iran since 1979, Lebanon 1990, Gaza in 2007, Yemen in 2014, and current Carriers of Chaos in Iraq, Syria, and West Bank. They have destroyed, ruined, and reversed all of the Lions of Persia Grand Philosophies and Rulers that enlighten the entire Middle East and recognized Israel.

      The American Administration’s willingness to financially squeeze the Regime until it curbs its destabilizing behavior, have turn the Shiia Lions into Circus Acts of Hissing, Growling and Clawing to stay Fed and Happy in their Palaces. The United State Eagle warned all firms doing business with Iran would be blocked from the U.S. Markets despite Appeals from Washington’s Allies of Canada, Europe and Asia. Backed up by the Arab Gulf States Arabian Golden Eagles, Horses, Oryxs, Wolves, Red Foxes, Camels and working with the Israeli Gazelle creating the Middle East Security Alliances MESA-NATO. The Sanctions are a steadily increasing pressure campaign to withdraw the United States from the Obama-Appeasement Accords Era providing Funds for Iran Nuclear and ICBM Development within 10 Years. Just like what happen in North Korea by Clinton Appeasement Era Accords Failures of the 1990s

      The American and Arab Coalition will not just ratchet up pressure on Tehran’s Economy but in early November U.S. Sanctions on Iranian oil will also snap-back into action, just like what happen on Tuesday’s Sanctions. The Combination of American Support for all and any Protesters will only escalate against Iran’s Robes Regime Ruling Party immense military spending exporting Shiia Revolutions, while crippling an already Weak Iranian Economy. Additionally, the Arab Coalition MESA, European NATO, and American and Israel Navies and Military Might will protect the Arabian Gulf and challenge any Iranian Paper Lion Toothless Threats and have Declawed these Unholy Robes Robbers now looking for a away out to take their Stolen Booty with them and their families.

      The First Wave of Sanctions targets Iran’s Automotive Sector as well as gold, steel, and other metals combine adding Iranian Gasoline to the Fires of Protesters as the Iran’s Regime predicament will only worsen. The Iranian Regimes Paper Lions have already start behaving more quietly as seen the sharp reduction of Iranian Missile Tests. less Harassment of Arabian Gulf Naval Vessels in the Persian Gulf by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, that is now frighten like a Lion’s Cub running away just seeing a Whip on a Stick.

      The Iranian Paper Lions fear overwhelming American Power and cannot escalate violence elsewhere too egregiously then they risk losing European, India, Russian, Japans, and Chinese support as well from losing potential future business because of the cost that many companies will not want to pay just to stay active in the Iranian markets when Iran cannot pay them either. China and Russia ignoring the sanctions for now along with the EU has little effect since the continent’s banking system and main industries have too much to lose by being shut out of the US Markets.

      The Bottom Line. is Hamas just keeps making Mistake after Mistake following Poor Advice from Iran’s Regime. The Shiia are great at making Poverty and Hamas is the Best at doing it in the Middle East. When Hamas can make Gaza a Tourism Paradise for all Palestinians, Holy Land Pilgrimage and Welcome Christians, Sons and Daughter of Abraham, Americans, Europeans, Africans and Asian. This is how Hamas could change the world along with Israel being a Friendly Neighbor not an Enemy.

    • Aug 10, 2018 @ 7:43 at 7:43

      Poor defenceless people in concentration camps fighting with artisanal crude weapons against a relentless enemy without a conscience. Sling shots, kites and burning tires are mere annoyances…

  • Aug 8, 2018 @ 21:31 at 21:31

    Liberman is less than useless. He did not make a statement this time. It is safe to assume that he made in his pants out of fear.Therefoore does not wish to appear in public with soiled underwear. Natanyahou is busy with saving his coalition after the court ruling.And Eisenkof The Chief of Staff is out for lunch. Hamas knows that that is why their demands are high.

  • Aug 8, 2018 @ 21:35 at 21:35

    They have “40,000 armed men of Hamas’ Ezz e-din Al-Qassam terrorist wing”? They need to have a “thinning out” leaving about 400 left who are humbled and grateful for IDF’s mercy!

    • Aug 8, 2018 @ 23:04 at 23:04

      Sorry No can do. the Chief of Staff is out for an eight course diner.After that he is going on vacation.

  • Aug 8, 2018 @ 22:47 at 22:47

    Those Hamas SOBs don’t deserve to live and certainly will not go to their delusional paradise after they are martyred (oops–I meant justly eliminated from the face of the earth).

  • Aug 8, 2018 @ 22:52 at 22:52

    But, but, but The PA was going to dissolve……..

  • Aug 8, 2018 @ 23:27 at 23:27

    I’m going to say this again but this time to up the ante. Increase the buffer zone between Gaza and Israel by 500 feet not the 200 feet I previously posted. Then if more rockets arrive increase the buffer zone again.
    This is insanity to keep playing with Hamas.

  • Aug 8, 2018 @ 23:28 at 23:28

    The only policy that seemed to have any significant effect was “Targeted Killing”. Probably time to bring out that old gem.

  • Aug 9, 2018 @ 11:47 at 11:47

    Destroy all of Hamas now! What are you waiting for Israel, Sound the Shofar and end them once and for all. No worries they won’t be missed. They are the enemy of the Lord. The Lord is their enemy too, so you got green lights Israel, IDF, IAF etc. Remove the leaders and players of Hamas.

  • Aug 9, 2018 @ 13:53 at 13:53

    Hamas is clearly not interested a real truce, as evidenced by their demands. The real answer is to impose Iran type sanctions on the relief they expect, once an Operation begins there. It must not be a band aid, but able to withstand 2 weeks of Sec Council mtgs, Haley can only hold them off so long.
    Compete Decapitation of Leadership, Command * control, reduce all tunnels, arms making capability, and frankly, I really don’t care what Mosque, hospital or school they hide in, which they do everytime. If it moves or flies, it dies.

  • Aug 9, 2018 @ 21:06 at 21:06

    Take them out.
    Burn them to the ground.
    Dont talk. Kill and destroy them

    • Aug 10, 2018 @ 6:01 at 6:01

      The shitty settler colony CAN’T DO NOTHING.


  • Aug 10, 2018 @ 6:00 at 6:00

    The “Coup” against the PA initiated by Hamas was also known as an election!

    Mossad is really shitting its pants.

    And to think, Hizbollah isn’t even in the picture. What a bunch of wimps.

  • Aug 11, 2018 @ 23:06 at 23:06

    Hamas and the “Palestinian Authority” should be begging Israel for Peace. Understand well, what has to be happening to bring about that situation.

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