Vie Reuters headline: Palestinian negotiator says truce extended for five days, starting tonight and ending on Monday. – Yeah, good.
Looks that was as Israeli police confirm a rocket fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel while other reports emanate about a massive explosion in Gaza. And off we go again it seems. Update: Hamas denies firing any rockets at … Continue reading
The Israeli military has told people in Gaza it is resuming operations, saying Hamas had broken a planned 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire just hours after it began. Palestinian sources said at least eight people had been killed in an Israeli attack … Continue reading
From the US State Department: Gaza ceasfire to start 0500GMT on Friday August 1, will last for 72 hours Hitting thw wires now
Washington post report: Israel and Hamas agree to a 12-hour cease-fire Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to a 12-hour “humanitarian pause” in the fighting, to begin possibly as early as Saturday morning. Early Saturday, Hamas announced it would also abide … Continue reading
A government source cited by Reuters says Israel’s security cabinet has rejected a ceasefire and seeks modifications.
Palestinian leadership proposes to Egypt plan for Gaza ceasefire followed by 5-day talks, according to a Fatah official in Cairo cited by Reuters.
Lest we forget the/another key world risk event going on right now Following an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council last night a UN spokesman said that the UN chief was travelling to the region today (Saturday) to meet … Continue reading
Reuters and Bloomberg now both confirm earlier reports/speculation.
Various reports of a ground invasion but nothing confirmed. Al Jazeera is one organization making the reports. Risk trades are rolling over again with stocks, bond yields and USD/JPY at the lows of the day. The VIX has exploded more … Continue reading