BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A draft of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s ceasefire proposal that was shown to Israeli officials on Friday called for the opening of Gaza-Israel border crossings and ensuring “the economic livelihood” of Palestinians in the Strip, an Israeli newspaper reported Sunday.
Israeli officials were “in shock” upon reading the draft, saying it ignored Israel’s security concerns.
"We succeeded in foiling that document and now we are discussing other options," Haaretz quoted officials as saying.
An associate of Kerry reportedly responded: “There is no paper and no proposal. The draft was based on the Egyptian proposal that Israel wholeheartedly supported. So if they are opposed, they are opposed their own plan.”
As a man who is unabashedly pro-Palestinian, even though I do concede some Palestinians have used excessive violence (and I loathe all religions, so I’m indifferent to Islam vs. Judaism), one might think I would want Israel to stop its current military actions, but on the contrary, I hope Israel…