Palestinian resistance groups in the Gaza Strip announced an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel, on Tuesday, following two days of Israeli shelling of the Strip, said WAFA sources.
A ceasefire deal wasÂ allegedly reached following intensive efforts exerted by the Egyptian side.
Israeli media sources also reported late Tuesday that a ceasefire agreement was reached between Israeli authorities and Palestinian factions, quoting unnamed sources from the Israeli government.
The Israeli sources said that the negotiated ceasefire will be based on the negotiated agreement that followed Israel’s 2014 invasion of Gaza.
Tuesday’s ceasefire agreement came following two days of continued Israeli military aggression against Gaza, which left at least 14 people killed and dozens of others injured, and caused the destruction of around 80 buildings, including governmental and residential buildings, media institutions, and agricultural lands across the Strip.
Israel closed Erez/Beit Hanoun crossing with Gaza, preventing anyone, including humanitarian cases, from crossing. They also barred fishermen from fishing in the sea.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.