Gaza witnessed a calm night on Thursday, as reports emerged on an Egyptian-mediated truce between the Palestinian resistance and the Zionist entity.
Palestinian officials have confirmed that the resistance movement Hamas and the Israeli regime have agreed on a ceasefire mediated by Egypt to stop cross-border fire in the Gaza Strip.
A Palestinian official with knowledge of the ceasefire talks said Thursday that the truce was to begin at 20:45 GMT. Israel did not formally comment on the issue, but an Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity, denied a cease-fire had been reached.
Another unnamed Palestinian official confirmed to Reuters the truce had been reached, saying, “Egyptian efforts managed to restore calm between Palestinian factions and Israel that will end the current escalation.”
“Palestinian factions will respect calm as long as Israel does,” he added.
The development comes after two days of Israeli aerial raids against at least 150 positions in Gaza.
The regime in Tel Aviv says the airstrikes were launched after a long-range rocket fired from the Palestinian coastal sliver hit an uninhabited area to the south of the occupied Palestinian territories. Hamas has claimed responsibility for the rocket attack, stressing that they were in retaliation for the killing of two Palestinians by Israeli forces.