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Tuesday, December 5, 2023


    Israel, Palestinians agree to Egyptian-mediated cease-fire

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    On Saturday, Israel and Palestinian organizations in Gaza agreed to an Egyptian-mediated cease-fire that will take effect at 10 p.m. (1900 GMT).

    Egyptian media outlets, notably Al-Qahera News TV, cited Egyptian sources as verifying both parties’ commitment to the cease-fire arrangement.

    “In light of the agreement of both sides, Egypt announces a cease-fire between the Palestinian and Israeli sides has been reached,” according to the wording of the agreement obtained by Anadolu.

    “Accordingly, the two sides abide by the cease-fire, which includes an immediate cessation of targeting civilians, house demolition, and targeting individuals,” the document continued.

    Speaking to Al Jazeera, senior Islamic Jihad commander Mohammed Al-Hindi affirmed his organization’s backing of the pact and praised Egypt’s attempts to negotiate an agreement.

    According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, at least 33 Palestinians have been killed and others have been injured in Israeli bombings on Gaza since Tuesday.

    The Israeli army stated on Tuesday that the bombings were part of Operation Shield and Arrow, which was launched in response to rocket fire from Gaza following the death of a Palestinian hunger striker in an Israeli jail on May 2. Palestinian factions in Gaza replied with missile barrages into Israeli territory.

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