Sunday, November 26, 2006

Five Kassams fired from Gaza after the "cease-fire agreement"

From THE JERUSALEM POST, Nov. 26, 2006, by Yaakov Katz, Herb Keinon, and JPost staff ...

Two more Kassam rockets landed in Israel on Sunday morning, bringing the total number of rockets aimed at Israel since a cease-fire agreement with the Palestinian government went into effect earlier in the day to five.

....The Givati infantry Brigade, which had been conducting anti-Kassam operations, left Gaza early Sunday morning. The IDF was now holding a defensive posture along the Gaza security fence. Southern Command sources added that the IDF would not initiate any offensive action in the Gaza Strip, including a cessation of targeted killings.

....Peretz said, "Any rocket fire at Israel will be considered a breach of the cease-fire and will be dealt with severely," and that, "Israel is interested in calm but not at the cost of harm inflicted on its citizens." The defense minister added that if Abbas and the terror were not able to stop the rocket attacks; Israel would see this as a clear breach of the cease-fire and would take action to protect its citizens.

....The Palestinian offer .... accepted by Israel on Saturday night...was ... to halt operations in Gaza in return for an end to all Palestinian violence, including rocket fire, tunneling and suicide bombers.....

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