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Egypt, US, Israel agree ceasefire in southern Gaza

A view reveals rockets being launched from the Gaza Strip into Israel, as seen from Israel’s border in southern Israel. Reuters

Israel, Egypt, and the US have agreed to a ceasefire in southern Gaza to start at 0600 GMT (11:30 am IST) coinciding with the re-opening of the Rafah border crossing.

A report by Reuters quoted two Egyptian safety sources saying that the ceasefire would final for a number of hours however weren’t clear on the precise period.

Sources to the information company additional stated the three nations had agreed that Rafah could be open till 1400 GMT (7:30 pm IST) on Monday as a one-day preliminary re-opening.

For the reason that struggle, there had been efforts to reopen Egypt’s Rafah crossing with Gaza to let foreigners go away. The opening would additionally allow humanitarian support to enter Gaza.

On October 7, Israel had declared a struggle after Hamas attacked Israel on a serious Jewish vacation. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had vowed to retaliate in opposition to Hamas.

Israeli warplanes attacked Gaza Metropolis which is residence to Hamas’ centres of presidency on October 10.

Final week, Gaza confronted heavy bombardment by the Israeli forces. The complete Gaza has confronted the assault by the Israel Defence Forces and the civilians had been requested to evacuate the town because the forces ready a heavy assault on the Hamas terrorists.

The continued struggle is the deadliest for Israel for the reason that 1973 battle with Egypt and Syria. Israel’s defence minister had ordered a “complete siege” of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip quickly after the assault.

Over 1,400 Israelis had been killed within the Hamas assault, the overwhelming majority of them civilians. Israel says a minimum of 155 others, together with youngsters, had been captured by the terrorist organisation and brought into Gaza.

In the meantime, the Gaza well being ministry stated 2,670 Palestinians have been killed and 9,600 wounded for the reason that combating erupted.

Meals provide, electrical energy and water provide to the Gaza Strip had been minimize off by Israel.

With inputs from companies

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