Sunday, May 14, 2023

Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Israel reach ceasefire deal

An official in the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement (PIJ) announced on Saturday that an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire agreement had been reached between the movement and Israel in the Gaza Strip.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Xinhua that the ceasefire would come into effect at 10:00 p.m. local time (1900 GMT) and would end the five-day confrontation that started on Tuesday.

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said that 33 Palestinians were killed, including six children, three women, and seven senior PIJ militants, and more than 150 were injured in the past five days.

1 comment :

  1. National Security Advisor Tzahi Hanegbi thanked Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on behalf of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and expressed Israel's appreciation for Egypt's "vigorous efforts to bring about a ceasefire," the Prime Minister's Office said.

    Hanegbi clarified that "quiet will be answered with quiet. If Israel is attacked or threatened, it will continue to do everything it needs to do in order to defend itself."[JP]


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