Israel PM OKs Controversial Ceasefire
JERUSALEM [MENL] -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has agreed to
a ceasefire without approval of his Cabinet and amid warnings that Hamas
would soon resume attacks.
Officials acknowledged that the Egyptian-arranged ceasefire did not
include demands by Netanyahu, particularly the demilitarization of the Gaza
Strip. They said the agreement on Aug. 26 between Hamas, Islamic Jihad and
Israel would not last more than several weeks.