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write an opinion piece about the Gaza War and Hamas without the Dutch terms 'bezetting' and 'nederzetting,' translated as occupation and settlement. Fair enough?

The ten point Hamas wants as terms in a comprehensive cease-fire agreement:

Report: Hamas offers Israel 10 conditions for a 10 year truce

(Mondoweiss) - Hamas is offering Israel a 10-year truce if it accepts 10 conditions. The Jerusalem Post reports, based on an Israeli Channel 2 newscast, that Azmi Bishara announced the proposal on Al Jazeera television today.

  1.  Withdrawal of Israeli tanks from the Gaza border.
  2.  Freeing all the prisoners that were arrested after the killing of the three youths.
  3.  Lifting the siege and opening the border crossings to commerce and people.
  4.  Establishing an international seaport and airport which would be under U.N. supervision.
  5.  Increasing the permitted fishing zone to 10 kilometers.
  6.  Internationalizing the Rafah Crossing and placing it under the supervision of the U.N. and some Arab nations.
  7.  International forces on the borders.
  8.  Easing conditions for permits to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque.
  9.  Prohibition on Israeli interference in the reconciliation agreement.
  10. Reestablishing an industrial zone and improvements in further economic development in the Gaza Strip.  

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by Oui on Tue Aug 5th, 2014 at 04:02:53 PM EST

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