Israel and Hamas have agreed to a ceasefire after 11 days of bloody clash. The ceasefire which was brokered by Egypt came to effect on Friday, around 2 am.
Recall that the clash between Israel and Hamas had resulted in casualties on both sides. The violence, which lasted for 11 days was triggered by an Israeli forces raid on protesters at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem on May 10.
The Cable reported that the US president, Joe Biden on Wednesday asked Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu to seek de-escalation, and mediation bids by Egypt, Qatar and the United Nations.
On Thursday, Israel’s security cabinet in a unanimous decision voted in favour of a “mutual and unconditional” Gaza truce. Hamas, also in a statement confirmed to ceasefire.
Abu Obeida, spokesperson for al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas armed wing, said the group halted firing rockets at Israel in response to the ceasefire agreement.
“We had prepared strikes of rockets that cover all (Israel) from the city of Haifa in the north to Ramon in the south, but we responded to the ceasefire to watch the enemy’s behavior until 2:00 a.m.,” Obeida had said.