Palestinians gather around a building after it was bombed by an Israeli aircraft, in Gaza City August 9, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Palestinians gather around a building after it was bombed by an Israeli aircraft, in Gaza City August 9, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Calmness prevails in Gaza after Egypt-brokered ceasefire enacted

Fri, Aug. 10, 2018
CAIRO – 10 August 2018: A state of calmness prevailed in the Gaza Strip, after the Egypt-brokered truce was reached between Palestinians and Israelis to put an end to the military escalation in the strip.

Since Wednesday evening, the Gaza Strip was shelled by Israeli rockets, killing three Palestinians, including a pregnant women and her 18-year-old infant. Twelve others were injured in Israeli raids.

Israeli rockets resumed on Wednesday although the military wing of the Palestinian movement Hamas announced its acceptance of mutual ceasefire. Since then, the Egyptian authorities made a series of communications with several organizations and bodies to cease fire in Gaza and stop the escalation.

As for the inter-Palestine reconciliation, a source told Egypt Today on the condition of anonymity, that Fatah's Executive Committee member Azzam al-Ahmad has been in Cairo since Wednesday in order to conduct a number of positive talks with Egyptian officials regarding the mechanisms of the reconciliation process.

In October 2017, the rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a preliminary reconciliation deal in Cairo in the presence of Egyptian intelligence officials, in the latest in a series of attempts to end a decade-long Palestinian territorial.





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