The U.N. comes to the rescue!

This is the third time, that I am linking to the same article; pretty neat huh? Hee hee It is pretty bad, when you can make three blog entries from the same news article.

Anyhow, The United Nations is coming to the rescue of the Hamas Government and will most likely get them some more money.

The article via CNN:

Gaza City (CNN) — International pressure mounted Monday for an end to the Israeli-Palestinian violence that has left dozens dead and hundreds wounded, with the United Nations chief flying to the region to personally appeal for a cease-fire.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s call for a truce came on the heels of the single deadliest attack — an Israeli airstrike that killed a family of 10 — in the conflict that began with militant rocket attacks from Gaza that saw Israel respond with an aerial offensive.

“This must stop,” Ban said late Sunday. He called on both sides to cooperate with Egyptian-led effort to broker a cease-fire.

“…I am heading to the region to appeal personally for ending the violence and contribute to ongoing efforts to that end.”

Here is the reason Hamas is firing the rockets, it is over money:

An Israeli special envoy was in Egypt for cease-fire talks Monday, the Egyptian government said, and a steady stream of Arab League, U.N. and European diplomats were arriving in the region to promote a cease-fire.

Hamas is putting conditions on any truce offer. In addition to an end the airstrikes, senior Palestinian negotiator Nabil Sha’ath said Hamas is demanding the end to Israel’s long blockade of Gaza.

The territory has been under a crippling economic embargo since Hamas won control of the territory from the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority, which controls the West Bank.

Hamas also wants Israel to stop targeting the leadership of Palestinian factions and to expand the waters Palestinian fishermen are allowed to trawl from three miles offshore to 30, said Sha’ath, who is also a Fatah leader.

“The attempt is to reach a real stable situation. That’s why they are asking for commitment on Israeli typical aggression and periodic incursions and constant shooting and firing at the fishermen in the sea,” he said.

Israel, meanwhile, has demanded an end to the rocket attacks.

If Israel is wise, they will say, “no conditions” and tell Hamas to either stop the rocket attacks or the war continues. This is how this little conflict should end. But, if I know Israel and its idiotic leadership. They will cave to the demands. You watch and see.

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