Ceasefire Agreement Reached after Three Days of ‘Israeli’ Bombardment of Gaza
By Staff, Agencies
Palestine announced reaching a ceasefire agreement with the Zionist entity, after 25 people were martyred in three days of the ‘Israeli’ aggression on the besieged Gaza enclave, which were responded to with homemade rockets from Palestinian resistance groups.
The agreement was announced both by two Palestinian officials familiar with the agreement and the Hamas Resistance Movement's media outlet.
"The ceasefire understanding will begin Monday 04:30 [01:30 GMT],” one of the officials told Reuters.
Earlier, Gaza's Health Ministry said at least 25 people were martyred and 154 others injured in the fresh flare-up of violence in the enclave.
Two pregnant women and a 14-month-old baby were also among the fatalities.
The upsurge in violence came after Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the military to continue massive strikes on the enclave. Netanyahu also said ‘Israeli’ forces around Gaza would be reinforced.
Tensions erupted on Friday following the martyrdom of four Palestinians, two in an ‘Israeli’ air raid on southern Gaza and two during the ‘Israeli’ live fire at anti-occupation protesters near a fence separating the blockaded coastal enclave from the occupied territories.
The Zionist military claimed that its initial aerial assault had come in response to the wounding of two of its soldiers by Palestinian gunfire near the Gaza fence.
The Tel Aviv regime said about 600 rockets have been fired at the occupied lands over the past few days. The ‘Israeli’ army said its warplanes have targeted some 180 sites in the Gaza Strip.