Calm restored in Gaza following Egypt mediation

Calm restored Gaza

The Islamic Jihad on Saturday announced that a new ceasefire agreement has been reached in the Gaza Strip under the auspices of the Egyptian authorities.

The Islamic Jihad spokesman Daud Shehab said in a statement to the PIC that Egypt has intervened and talked to the movement’s leadership. “We are committed to this agreement as long as the Israeli occupation is committed to it,” he added.

Shehab said that the Islamic Jihad informed the Egyptian authorities that the rockets fired on Friday night toward Israeli settlements adjacent to the Gaza Strips were in response to the Israeli army’s killing of peaceful protesters in the Great March of Return.

Six Palestinians were killed on Friday and dozens injured in the Israeli army’s violent quelling of Gaza border protests.

The Islamic Jihad bombed Israeli settlements neighboring the Gaza Strip in response to Friday incidents, while Israeli warplanes attacked several targets in Gaza, including a four-storey building.

Al-Quds Brigades, the Islamic Jihad’s armed wing, warned in an earlier statement that all options are open regarding their response to the Israeli attacks.

(Source / 27.10.2018)

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