Tuesday, June 24, 2008

When Words Have No Meaning

As with all of the other so-called ceasefires and truces between Palestinians and Israel, the latest one has just been broken. Islamic Jihad fired two rockets from Gaza at Sderot. Luckily, no one was injured.

Under the terms of the ceasefire, Israel agreed to suspend military operations in Gaza. The West Bank, however, was not part of the deal. Islamic Jihad are nevertheless trying to use an Israeli operation there as an excuse for their own blood-thirsty actions.

And as always happens when these attacks on innocent civilians by murderous terrorists occur, the media leaps into the fray with claims that the ceasefire has not been broken but has instead been "shaken", "threatened", or as The Times puts it "cracks have appeared". Some are even worse than that though-

Two rockets fired from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip slammed into southern Israel on Tuesday as an Egyptian-brokered truce between Israel and the Islamist movement entered its sixth day.

A rocket attack and the ceasefire is carrying on as of nothing happened?

Once upon a time a ceasefire meant an actual cessation of hostilities. Then the Palestinians appeared and, voilĂ , they can strike with impunity and ceasefires magically continue in spite of their barbarous acts.

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