US Secretary of State Antony Blinken Blinken welcomes Gaza ceasefire



Mon, 08 Aug 2022 - 04:07 GMT


Mon, 08 Aug 2022 - 04:07 GMT


CAIRO – 8 August 2022:  United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken welcomed on Monday the ceasefire to restore calm in Gaza and Israel.

“The U.S. welcomes the ceasefire to restore calm in Gaza and Israel. We are grateful to those who mediated this agreement and express our condolences to the families of civilians who lost their lives. We will continue to promote calm and remain committed to Israel’s security.”


In a brief statement, Sunday night Egypt said that in light of its keenness to end the escalation in the Gaza Strip between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement, Cairo has called for a comprehensive and mutual ceasefire between the two rivals, starting on 23:30 (Palestinian Time)


“Egypt is exerting its efforts to release Palestinian prisoner Khalil Al-Awawda, who was on a hunger strike inside an Israeli prison, and transfer him to receive treatment”, a security official told Egypt Today.

Egypt is also working to release the prisoner Bassam Al-Saadi, a member of the Islamic Jihad Movement, as soon as possible, the source added.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement confirmed that Egypt-brokered ceasefire with Israel has been reached, according to Sky News.

Israel has stricken Gaza Strip for three days, targeting the members of the Palestinian Jihadi Movement.

The attacks resulted in killing 43 people, including 15 children and 4 women, and injuring 311 others including children, women and elderly people, the Palestinian Health Ministry announced on Sunday.





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