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Gaza: Ceasefire deal at 11.30pm – Israel and Islamic Jihad confirm

LAST UPDATE: 23:32

Egypt called for a ceasefire for today at 23.30, according to a security source.

Earlier, the Islamic Jihad group confirmed an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire deal had been reached with Israel today, the third day of hostilities that have killed dozens of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

And Israel officially confirmed the truce coming into effect from 11:30 p.m. Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s office said it was “able to confirm that a ceasefire will be implemented tonight at 11:30 p.m. If the ceasefire is violated, the State of Israel reserves the right to respond strongly,” the statement said, thanking to Egypt for its mediation.

“Just a short time ago, the formula was found for the announcement by Egypt of the ceasefire agreement, which mainly concerns Egypt’s commitment to mediate the release of two prisoners,” Mohammed Al-Hidi, head of the armed wing of the Palestinian Authority, said in a statement. organization.

The two prisoners are Bassem Saadi and Khaled Awaudeh.

Egypt called for a truce starting today at 11:30 p.m. between Israel and the armed Palestinian organization Islamic Jihad, an Egyptian security official announced shortly after.

“Egypt calls all sides to a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip from 11:30 p.m. local time,” the official said.

Soon after, the Palestinian organization said in a statement that it would cease hostilities from that time, in accordance with the Egyptian appeal, but pointed out its right to respond to any new Israeli attack.

SOURCE: APE-ME

Source: Capital

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