because "That proposal contained no guarantees of any kind that Hamas will stop the rockets and smuggling," Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said. "It is not realistic to expect Israel to cease fire unilaterally with no mechanism to enforce the cessation of shooting and terror from Hamas." ...
"There's no such thing as a 'humanitarian cease-fire'," an Olmert aide said Tuesday. "Gaza is not undergoing a humanitarian crisis. We're constantly supplying it with food and medications, and there's no need for a humanitarian cease-fire."
Good. Tell everyone demanding a 'humanitarian truce' that you'll hear their words when they actually demand Hamas stop trying to destroy Israel and kill all the Jews. Until then, weapons free.
Here's a fine demonstration of Hamas demanding "Don't let them hit us back!":
A Hamas spokesman said militants wouldn't halt their rocket and mortar fire until Israel ended its blockade. "If they halt the aggression and the blockade, then Hamas will study these suggestions," Mushir Masri said.
I would suggest it were best if Masri studied a rocket just before it impacts in his office. Or a bullet just before it bisects his head. Oh, those poor, wonderful palisimians:
The Shin Bet head added that many of Hamas's senior activists were hiding out in mosques and hospitals in Gaza, some of them in the guise of doctors and male nurses.
Hey, isn't hiding in places of worship and hospitals considered violations of that precious international law? Think the morons like Code Pink and the UN will actually criticize them for that?
I didn't think so.
Speaking of absolute freakin' morons and communists, if you haven't read the account by Idiot McKinney claiming the Israeli Navy 'rammed' her little propaganda boat, you ought to take a look. If that jackass hasn't figured it out, if the Israelis had 'rammed' her boat she'd have been swimming to shore. Assuming the sharks have better taste than to eat her rancid carcass. And I'd be real curious as to what a serious search of her 'relief' cargo might turn up. Maybe nothing bad, but all things considered...
Speaking of the 'moral equivalence' fools, read this.
The rockets are designed exclusively to maximize civilian deaths, and some have barely missed schoolyards, kindergartens, hospitals, and school buses. But others hit their targets, killing more than a dozen civilians since 2001, including in February 2008 a father of four who had been studying at the local university. These anticivilian rockets have also injured and traumatized countless children.
The residents of Sderot were demanding that their nation take action to protect them. But Israel's postoccupation military options were limited, since Hamas deliberately fires its deadly rockets from densely populated urban areas, and the Israeli army has a strict policy of trying to avoid civilian casualties.
The firing of rockets at civilians from densely populated civilian areas is the newest tactic in the war between terrorists who love death and democracies that love life. The terrorists have learned how to exploit the morality of democracies against those who do not want to kill civilians, even enemy civilians.
To borrow from Jeff Cooper, the cycle of violence should involve Israel taking out Hamas by every means possible until they're completely and openly trashed.
Oh, and someone doesn't like videos from the Israelis being viewed. Which is a good reason to look at them if you've got a faster connection than I.
And anybody who thinks you can deal in good faith with these jihadi dirtbags should look to Pakistan. Who needs to tell India "We know you're not going to invade, so if you'll excuse us, we need to send our troops to deal with this matter."