Israeli media say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Security Cabinet has authorised a unilateral cease-fire to halt an 11-day army operation within the Gaza Strip.
The determination got here after heavy US stress to halt the offensive.
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Israel and Hamas will enter a “mutual and simultaneous” Gaza truce at 2 am on Friday (2300 GMT Thursday), a Hamas official informed Reuters.
Family members of the Vaizel household, sit within the kitchen of their home which was broken after it was hit by a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip earlier this week, in Ashkelon, Israel May 20, 2021. (Reuters)
An Egyptian official stated Israel has knowledgeable his authorities, which is mediating a truce, that it intends to finish its army operations in Gaza. Speaking on situation of anonymity as a result of he was discussing behind-the-scenes diplomacy, he stated an announcement was anticipated following the Security Cabinet assembly.
The official spoke shortly after Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi talked by telephone with President Joe Biden. The two leaders mentioned methods to cease violence within the Palestinian Territories, al-Sissi’s workplace stated.
In Washington, White House press secretary Jen Psaki stated stories of a transfer towards a ceasefire have been “clearly encouraging.” She said the US was trying “to do everything we can to bring an end to the conflict.”