Thursday, December 18, 2008

Hamas Ends Truce in Gaza

Hamas has announced it that will not renew a six month ceasefire it had with Israel. The ceasefire is due to expire tomorrow.

The ceasefire was brokered by the Egyptians back in July. It wasn't much of a ceasefire as rockets continued to be launched into Israel under the watch of Hamas. This has forced the IDF to retaliate with airstrikes of its own.

Although ceasefires can occasionally be effective (such as the one Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army had in Iraq) it is usually little more than a ploy to regroup and rearm.

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