What Palestine Wants
Yahya Dbouk, “Gaza Attack Will Break the Siege,” Al-Akhbar English (Beirut):
- “For the Palestinians, there can be no ceasefire without an end to the siege on Gaza, regardless of how this is reached. There can also be no ceasefire without Israel pledging that they will not resume their assassinations when things are calmer, and attacks by both sides have stopped.”
If the Palestinians can achieve this, and Israel can achieve guarantees (backed by Egypt?) that missiles will no longer be brought into Gaza or fired from there (which means monitoring land and sea traffic once the blockade is lifted), a more durable peace is possible.