Negotiations between HAMAS and the Israeli government over cessation of riots, Arson Balloons and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED's) are not going well. A delegation from Egypt that is on-scene, is struggling to contain a potential MAJOR conflagration.
As of 4:30 PM Eastern US time, a meeting between the Egyptian delegation and HAMAS Leaders has ended; but no details have been released.
A message from Kataaib Al Mujahidin (Mujahidin Brigades) shows a rather cocky attitude seems to be prevailing in Gaza:
"A message to the Zionist people
They said to you, We will destroy Gaza, to stop rockets. You lost money, your soldiers were captured and your sons were killed but the rockets are still increasing; so who failed?"
Additional army reservists in Israel continue being called up for Homefront Command and medical crews.
Americans, Russians, and other foreign nationals are noticeably LEAVING Gaza via the Erez Checkpoint. RUMOR among the foreign nationals is that they were strongly told by their own governments to leave Gaza immediately.
More then 500 IEDs were exploded by rioters on the Gaza border throughout the last 72 hours.
Two rioters blew themselves up by accident on the Gaza border while carrying IED’s to be used against Israeli troops. Both were seriously wounded
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