Countdown to a cease-fire

22.11.2012                      08.Kislew. 5773

Gaza Tagebuch:

Countdown to a cease-fire

Gaza journalist describes the treacherous last 24 hours before Hamas and Israel agreed to halt fire; until now, 10,000 Gazans have been internally displaced.

“A cease-fire will be reached 9:00 P.M. tonight,” the breaking news read on Tuesday night. All of us in the office sighed. It’s true I was a bit disappointed with the cease-fire as I felt sorry for all the victims the offensive left behind, yet still it was the best paper on the table. Awaiting the relatively good news, I headed to a restaurant on the coast to have dinner before I go home….