Establishing a Truce in the Middle East

Israeli and Hamas negotiators announced an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian cease fire in Gaza, effective from 8am Gaza time Friday. While Israeli forces will remain in Gaza during the ceasefire, both sides have agreed to continue negotiations in Egypt with the goal of reaching a “durable ceasefire.” Two Israeli civilians and 61 Israeli soldiers have been killed in the fighting on the Israeli side. Almost 1,500 Palestinians—mostly civilians—have been killed in Gaza.

Previous efforts to establish a lasting ceasefire have been unsuccessful. Do you think that this effort will be more successful in establishing a lasting truce in Gaza? Why? What conditions are necessary to establish a lasting peace between Israel and Palestine in the Middle East?

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One response to “Establishing a Truce in the Middle East

  1. Why people don’t learn from the past? band-aid solutions don’t work. They don’t. Religion is the problem. We have two religions and one city. Believers of the first religion say that GOD HAS PROMISED THIS CITY TO US. Believers of the second religion say that GOD HAS PROMISED THIS CITY TO US. The UN believes that freedom of religion should be protected at any price. A basic course in logic would help politicians of world to understand where this haunted train is heading for.

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