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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Question from IMRA regarding remarks of Maj.-Gen. (Res.) Amos Gilad on Israel Radio regarding the ceasefire understanding

To: dover@mod.gov.il
Subject: Question from IMRA regarding remarks of Maj.-Gen. (Res.) Amos Gilad
on Israel Radio regarding the ceasefire understanding

Question from IMRA www.imra.org.il :

Introduction:

#1. Maj.-Gen. (Res.) Amos Gilad, Director, Policy and Political-Military
Affairs and Chair, Security Relations with Regional and Strategic Partners
of the Ministry of Defense, said today on Israel Radio that Israel did not
forfeit any freedom of action to defend itself - including the targeting of
individuals, in the understandings reached with Egyptian mediation.
[The report in Hebrew is available on Israel Radio's website:
http://www.iba.org.il/bet/bet.aspx?type=1&entity=888512 ]

#2. According to the text of the ceasefire understanding, distributed at
the 21.11.2012 news conference in Cairo with Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr.

"1. a. Israel should stop all hostilities in the Gaza Strip land, sea and
air including incursions and targeting of individuals."

[The complete text is available at
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/11/21/full-text-terms-of-israel-palestinian-cease-fire/
]

Question: Is it the position of Maj.-Gen. (Res.) Amos Gilad that the text
of the understanding Israel accepted is not the text distributed at the
21.11.2012 news conference in Cairo or is it the position of Maj.-Gen.
(Res.) Amos Gilad that Israel does not accept the understanding in its
entirety and takes exception to subparagraph 1.a.?

Follow up request: If Maj.-Gen. (Res.) Amos Gilad has a different text of
the understanding that does not include subparagraph 1.a. ("Israel should
stop all hostilities in the Gaza Strip land, sea and air including
incursions and targeting of individuals.") please forward a copy of this
document.

Best regards,
Dr. Aaron Lerner www.imra.org.il

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