February 10, 2005

Cease Process


Well, we weren't able to finish this cartoon fast enough. From CNN: Abbas ousts 3 security officers after Gaza attack.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas fired three key security officers Thursday after Palestinian militants fired mortars at Israeli communities in Gaza, a Palestinian official said. ...

The move comes after Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced a cease-fire agreement at a summit Tuesday in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt -- the first upper-level meeting between Israeli and Palestinian leaders in more than four years.

Abbas took action Thursday after a volley of mortar fire by Palestinian militants in Gaza at Israeli communities. Earlier, Palestinian gunmen stormed a Gaza jail, shooting and killing three inmates over a family dispute. ...

The Islamic fundamentalist group Hamas issued a statement saying it is not a party to the cease-fire. The agreement is the position of the Palestinian Authority only, the statement said. Israel and the U.S. State Department consider Hamas a terrorist organization.

UPDATE -- February 13: This cartoon appears in the Monday Edition of Investor's Business Daily.

UPDATE -- February 15: This cartoon appeared in today's (Tuesday's) The Detroit News.

Posted by Forkum at February 10, 2005 02:16 PM