• Live
    • Audio Only
  • google plus
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Palestinians gather around a building hit by an Israeli air strike, in the southern Gaza Strip May 5, 2019.

    Palestinians gather around a building hit by an Israeli air strike, in the southern Gaza Strip May 5, 2019. | Photo: Reuters

Published 5 May 2019

According to Hamas TV, the deal was brokered by Egypt and the European Union (EU), information that has also been confirmed by a second Reuters source. 

After two days of on-going bombings of Gaza, Hamas and Israel have reached a ceasefire agreement to halt the cross-border confrontation, according to Hamas TV and Palestinian media. 

RELATED:
International Community Condemns ‘Israeli Terrorism’ in Gaza as Death Toll Reaches 18

The ceasefire is expected to go into effect at 4:30 am on Monday (01:30 GMT), according to the Times of Israel, which noted there had been no rockets for two hours before the announcement. 

According to Hamas TV, the deal was brokered by Egypt and the European Union (EU), information that has also been confirmed by a second Reuters source. 

The ongoing Israeli airstrikes on besieged Gaza strip killed 19 civilians including a pregnant woman, a 15-month-old child, while at least 154 people have been injured, according to local Palestinian media.

Also, on Sunday Hamed Ahmed Al-Khodary, Hamas commander was reported killed. Israel had previously suspended its assassination policy in a bid to lower tensions with Palestine. Yet the Israeli military reported it has hit about 260 targets in Gaza "belonging to Palestinian militant groups."

Meanwhile, about 150 rockets were launched from Gaza toward Israel, causing the death of four Israelis. This resulted in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructions to his country's armed forces to continue their massive attack on the Gaza Strip, Arutz Sheva reported. 

Approximately two hours prior to the report of the ceasefire, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that his country supports Israel “100 percent.” 

Comment
0
Comments
Post with no comments.