Palestinians say truce reached with Israel to end deadly violence

Palestinians say truce reached with Israel to end deadly violence

The IDF released a video showing a building where it says the attack was launched being destroyed.

Gideon Saar, a politician in Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party, and Benny Gantz, a former Israeli army chief of staff and head of the Israeli opposition, both criticised the ceasefire on Monday. "Those rockets are being fired by Hamas toward the civilian population here in Israel", said Israel Police National Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.

Following that, Islamic Jihad said the ceasefire was agreed after Israel agreed to somewhat ease the blockade it imposes on the Gaza Strip. He said Hamas could still use "different pressuring tools" to pressure Israel into easing a crippling blockade of Gaza it has enforced along with Egypt.

Relatives mourn during the funeral of Palestinian Fawzi Bawadi, 23, who was killed in an Israeli airstrike, in al-Buriej refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip on May 5, 2019. On Monday Netanyahu said the campaign was "not over and demands patience and sagacity". "We will not feel festive", said Sumayya Usruf, whose cousin, husband and four-month-old child were killed in an apartment in northern Gaza. This time, Israeli strategic affairs analysts said, both Islamic Jihad and Hamas militants appeared to believe they had some leverage to press for concessions from Israel, where independence day celebrations begin on Wednesday.

Despite Omar's claims, not a single Jew or Israeli lives in Gaza. An airstrike hit his auto on a busy street in Gaza City on Sunday.

Without it, "the arena could face many rounds of confrontation", he said.

At around 11:30 pm local time on Sunday, Haaretz, citing diplomatic sources, reported that the United Nations along with Egypt and Qatar had presented a cease fire proposal to the Israelis.

The latest reports of air-raid sirens sounding across southern Israel came from the IDF's twitter account at one and a half hours before the reported ceasefire.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad announced on Monday morning that a ceasefire has been reached with Israel. Hamas did not confirm fatalities among its fighters.

Israel's Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz ordered on Sunday that the country's only operating natural gas field, the offshore Tamar field, be closed as a precaution after violence between militants in the Gaza Strip and Israel flared up at the end of last week.

The status quo of occupation and humanitarian crisis in Gaza is unsustainable. "We left everything behind and escaped", said Nakhala. In March, Hamas faced several days of street protests over the dire conditions. A senior Islamic Jihad official in the Gaza Strip also confirmed that a ceasefire has been reached to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip.

Nissim Dadon, a resident of the nearby Israeli town of Sderot, accused Israel's government of being too soft on Hamas.

Israeli military said the airstrikes in Gaza were in retaliation for rocket fire in southen Israel.

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