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After Israel rejects his ceasefire deal,
Kerry says PM okays 12-hour time out; IDF death toll 35


US Secretary of State John Kerry at a press conference in Cairo with
United Nations Chief Ban Ki-moon, on July 25, 2014 (Photo credit: AFP/Pool)

Israel’s government unanimously rejected a ceasefire offer advanced by US Secretary of State John Kerry, with sources saying it was too tilted towards Hamas. However, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly accepted a 12-hour truce to begin 7 a.m. Saturday.

MIA soldier declared dead as cabinet meets on truce


Relatives and friends seen mourning at the funeral of Golani Brigade soldier Daniel Pomerantz who
was killed during fighting in Gaza on Sunday, in Kfar Azar, near Tel Aviv. (Photo credit: Flash90)

Yair Ashkenazy, 36, of Rehovot, is IDF’s 33rd death; police on high alert for al-Quds Day; senior Islamic Jihad commander killed; Hamas calls for intifada; ministers set to weigh Kerry truce plan; PA wants ‘Day of Rage’ after deaths of 2 Palestinians in mass protest near Jerusalem attended by over 10,000.

The security cabinet discussion of an American ceasefire proposal in Gaza is scheduled to take place today.

Gaza Underground, the threat Israel chose to ignore

Hamas’s attack tunnels are now recognized as a major danger, but Israel would have to reconquer Gaza to make sure they aren’t rebuilt, and that would cause untenable losses

The tunnels inside Gaza and under the Israeli border are not a secret project Hamas ran under the noses of Israel and the Palestinian public. Every child in Gaza, like every junior officer in IDF Military Intelligence, knew that, beneath Gaza City and beyond, a network of tunnels was being dug over the past five years, with an investment of millions of dollars. In other words, Gaza Underground.

Yet the Israeli public was still surprised by the scope of the tunnels when the danger became clear in the past week or two. The Israeli press had reported on the phenomenon, but it appears that Israel’s political leadership — and, to some extent, its security leadership — had preferred to play down the threat. Today, on Day 18 of Operation Protective Edge, the public recognizes the strategic danger.

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