Ceasefire was chance for peace
Published 23/08/2010 | 05:00
KEVIN Myers asks "if you support the right of Israel to exist, but condemn Israeli methods for coping with Palestinian terrorism, then how do you propose to deal with the volleys of thousands of Hamas rockets into Israeli towns from Gaza?" (Irish Independent, August 20).
The answer I propose is that Israel stick to the ceasefire agreements it negotiates with Hamas. During the 2008 ceasefire, Israel was free from Hamas rocket fire for four-and-a-half months from June 19 to November 4.
This was confirmed by the Israeli prime minister's spokesman, Mark Regev, on January 9, 2009.