Ceasefire agreement reached between Israel and Hamas — but will it last?; Update: Rockets still being launched at Israel

Yesterday, Twitter was rife with conflicting reports about an Egypt-brokered ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas. Reports of an agreement turned out to be false, but today, after days of bloody violence, a ceasefire has apparently been declared. The agreement was announced in Cairo by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and is set to go into effect at 9 p.m. Cairo time:

CBS’ Mark Knoller reports:

Naturally, Obama found a way to take credit for the ceasefire:

Of course he did.

Twitterers are naturally skeptical that the agreement will stick:

If the ceasefire indeed goes into effect, we can only hope that it lasts. Sadly, Israel has been down this road too many times before. We continue to pray for the Israeli people and for peace.

Update:

Here are the terms of the ceasefire.

Update:

Though the ceasefire has officially gone into effect, Hamas doesn’t seem to have gotten the memo:

Awful. We pray for Israel’s safety.

  • vcferlita

    I’ll belive it when I see it.

  • People Corporation

    It’ll last until the next time Israel fires back. Then another cease fire will be needed immediately.

  • http://twitter.com/conservag Aaron

    Hamas finally got the peace it’s so desperately craved.

    Oh…. wait…

  • Jack Deth

    Have Israel sign it.

    Then resume missile and artillery barrage and send mission orders to the IAF, armor and infantry before the ink dries!

    Israel is going to be condemned anyway for defending itself.

    They might as well get as many licks in as quickly as possible before Hamas cashes Hillary’s our tax payer funded aid check for more Iranian missiles and rockets.

  • walterc

    Hillary/Barack need to look up the word HUDNA. Truce until the muslims think they are in a strong enough position to start fighting again or 10 years which ever comes first.

    It will never end until islam is destroyed or at least reformed. But they believe the koran is th direct word of God. How do you reform the word of God? No peaceful solution.

  • walterc

    Hillary/Barack need to look up the word HUDNA. Truce until the muslims think they are in a strong enough position to start fighting again or 10 years which ever comes first.

    It will never end until islam is destroyed or at least reformed. But they believe the koran is th direct word of God. How do you reform the word of God? No peaceful solution.

  • Libs_R_Wrong

    The only way Israel is ever going to know peace is if it’s the last man standing.

  • Libs_R_Wrong

    The only way Israel is ever going to know peace is if it’s the last man standing.

  • https://twitter.com/JayCryptic John McClelland

    Typical Hamas ploy- wail about Israeli aggression, obtain ceasefire agreement, promptly break ceasefire. Then, when Israel responds, loudly claim Israel broke the ceasefire.

  • $30736095

    Hamas Guy #1: “Sir, Israel has agreed to a ceasefire.”
    Hamas Leader: “Excellent.” [Looks over to Commanders] “Load the rockets… Fire!”