Friday, January 16, 2009

Gaza Ceasefire? Israel May Halt Gaza War.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli leaders were preparing to order a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, possibly as early as Saturday evening, political sources said. They may declare a halt to the three-week-old offensive without concluding...

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as the story continues you discover the reason for the ceasefire;

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was due to convene his security cabinet on Saturday night to decide on a ceasefire.

Word could come less than 72 hours before the inauguration of Barack Obama as U.S. president. Some say Israel wants to avoid casting a cloud over a historic moment for its main ally.

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