Hamas Agrees Ceasefire Deal With Israel

Published July 15th, 2018 - 07:08 GMT
Palestinian resistance group Hamas agreed to a ceasefire with Israel. (AFP/File Photo)
Palestinian resistance group Hamas agreed to a ceasefire with Israel. (AFP/File Photo)

Palestinian resistance group Hamas said on Saturday a cease-fire with Israel in Gaza had been reached.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum said that mediation by Egypt worked out.

Barhum said that many sides tried to talk Israel into stopping the airstrikes, but only Egypt was successful.

The Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine also accepted the agreement with Israel to end the airstrikes.

Daoud Shiha, a spokesman of the movement, speaking to Anadolu Agency said the cease-fire came into force by 8.00 p.m. local time.

They will abide by the cease-fire as long as Israel does, Shiha said.

Israeli warplanes targeted an under-construction building in al-Katiba neighborhood in Gaza on Saturday killing two Palestinian children, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. 




The Israeli army said in a statement the attacks targeted 40 military sites belonging to Hamas in the northern city of Beit Lahiya.



The army added that 91 rockets were allegedly fired from Gaza to the Israeli side since morning.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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