Gaza Ceasefire into Effect
Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr announced on Wednesday that a truce had been agreed between "Israel" and the Palestinian Resistance to stop the Gaza conflict and said a ceasefire would come into effect at 1900 GMT.
"It will come into effect at nine Cairo time, 1900 GMT," Amr said during a joint press conference with his US counterpart Hillary Clinton.
In parallel, he stressed that "these efforts ... have resulted in understandings to cease fire and restore calm and halt the bloodshed that the last period has seen."
For her part, Clinton said: "The United States welcomes the agreement today for a ceasefire. In the days ahead, the United States will work with partners in the region to consolidate this progress."
Hours after a blast rocked the Zionist entity's capital, Tel Aviv near the War ministry, "Israeli" Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office claimed he was prepared to give truce a chance.
"A short while ago Netanyahu spoke with US President Barack Obama and agreed to his recommendation to give a chance to an Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire and thereby give an opportunity for the stabilization of the situation and a calming of it," said a statement.
Moreover, the White House reiterated that "Israel" maintains the right to defend itself."
According to the Egyptian distributed text: "Israel" shall stop all hostilities in the Gaza Strip land sea and air, including incursions and targeting of individuals.
Moreover, all Palestinian factions shall stop all operations from the Gaza Strip against "Israel", including rocket attacks and all attacks along the border.
Opening the crossings and facilitating the movement of people and transfer of goods and refraining from restricting residents' free movements and targeting residents in border areas.
Furthermore, procedures of implementation shall be dealt with after 24 hours from the start of the ceasefire.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by moqawama.org