Conflicting reports on Israel-Hamas ceasefire; Update: Israel rejects ceasefire; Update: Agreement reached?!/deppisch/status/270931207620001792

Twitter is buzzing with conflicting reports of a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas. CNN and other outlets were initially reporting that Israel and Hamas had reached a tentative agreement, brokered by Egypt, that was scheduled to go into effect tonight. The reports were supposedly based on remarks from Hamas and Islamic Jihad as well as Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi:

#BREAKING: #Gaza truce to be announced in #Cairo Tuesday night, sources from #Hamas, Islamic Jihad say. #DNE, #Egypt via @afp

— The Daily News Egypt (@DailyNewsEgypt) November 20, 2012

Egyptian Pres. Morsy says “travesty of the Israel aggression on Gaza will end in a few hours”:

— CNN (@CNN) November 20, 2012

BREAKING: Ceasefire in GAZA reports say it will take effect at midnight there.

— Jeremy Desel (@jeremydeselKHOU) November 20, 2012

Israel denies the reports:

Israeli spokesman denies reports of a cease-fire, telling @wolfblitzer “No deal done yet. Our strikes against Hamas continue.” #cnn

— Janelle Rodriguez (@janelleCNN) November 20, 2012

Israel specifically denying a cease fire. I will take their word over a terrorist group and their supporters in Egypt.

— AG (@AG_Conservative) November 20, 2012

And evidently is insisting on 24 hours of peace before considering an agreement:

#Israel wants 24 hours of calm before agreeing to cease-fire #Gaza

— CNN Natl Security (@natlsecuritycnn) November 20, 2012

Breaking news now on CNN that is changing minute by minute. A source tells CNN, Israel wants 24 hours of calm before a cease-fire.

— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) November 20, 2012

Regardless of whether or not a ceasefire agreement will be reached, Israel supporters are skeptical of its effectiveness:

For Hamas, cease fire simply means “we’re running out of children to hide behind.Let’s regroup and reload for next time.”

— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) November 20, 2012


— Super Smart (@SuperSmart13) November 20, 2012

What’s the over/under on the cease fire? My guess…7.5 hrs. If it ever happens at all. #IStandWithIsraelagainst the #savages

— brad (@bdaw73) November 20, 2012

@wolfblitzer…Israel has the right to demand WAR! Their people are being killed and everyone wants cease fire? 4WHAT? Hamas to reload??

— STRENGTH.CMD (@STRENGTHCMD) November 20, 2012

@14kathi @weaselzippers /They want cease fire till Israel turns it’s back, who are we kidding here, ?

— virgil renfroe (@vfroe) November 20, 2012

My guess is that this cease fire will last about 12 hours before some idiot Hamas starts shooting rockets out his back yard again.

— Jeremy Malcolm (@JerMalcolm) November 20, 2012

Don’t be tricked by a Hamas cease fire. They’re liars and terrorists. warning: graphic photos

— FullMetalSquirrel (@MyManJimmyJack) November 20, 2012

Okay let’s get this straight, the last time Israel and Hamas had a cease fire, Hamas gave the world a “fuck you” and bombed Israel anyway

— Alex Sherman (@supersherms812) November 20, 2012

Their suspicions are well founded:

This thugs will continue even after cease fire “@ajelive: #IDF continues shelling northern #Gaza from its position outside the border |

— Colonel Ntsako (@NtsakoBaloyi) November 20, 2012

At the end of the day don’t blame Hamas for those bloodshed,Israelis disagree to cease fire,THEY WANT TO CONTINUE!

— Milzam Als (@MilzamAls) November 20, 2012

Israel not committing to a cease fire… Some wonderful ” Defence ” there.. #Pricks

— Hassan Akbar (@slrhas) November 20, 2012

really though who cares about a ceasefire? i won’t be happy till Israel is completely eradicated

— CNN Lies(@kim_tastiic) November 20, 2012

Seems like a ceasefire has been made. Damage is already done though. Israel needs to be punished

— #Gazamovement2012 (@PrinceAmirVI) November 20, 2012

Hamas supporters will not rest until Israel is obliterated.

So, what will it take in order to achieve a true ceasefire?

Call me a warmonger but the only ceasefire I want to see with Hamas is them ceasing to fire because they’re freakin’ dead.All of ‘em.

— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) November 20, 2012

Pro-tip: there could be a permanent ceasefire if Hamas would stop firing rockets into Israeli cities.

— Kevin Eder (@keder) November 20, 2012


Twitchy will continue to monitor this developing story and bring you updates.



Israel has apparently rejected a ceasefire agreement:

Israel rejects cease-fire

— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) November 20, 2012

From @timesofisrael: Channel 2 is reporting that Egyptian intelligence sources are saying Israeli negociators rejected cease fire draft. #fb

— Geoff Shang (@GShang) November 20, 2012

No cease fire imminent. Egyptians say Israeli’s rejected the draft. Sigh. Looking forward to being out of the country for a few days.

— Julia Rosen (@juliarosen) November 20, 2012

Israeli PM’s office emailed statement: “At this point in time there is no Israeli agreement on any version of a ceasefire.”

— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) November 20, 2012



An agreement has apparently been reached.



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