Report: Egypt Brokers Agreement between Israel, Hamas to Ease Border Violence

(Ha'aretz) Jack Khoury - Egypt reached a short-term agreement between Israel and Hamas to ease violence along the Gaza border, the London-based Al-Hayat reported Friday. The agreement does not include a halt to the Palestinian processions along the border but does call for an end to any violent acts including the sailing of incendiary balloons and kites over the border into Israel, the use of explosives, and efforts to break through the border fence. In return, Israel would commit to expand the fishing zone off the Gaza coast and to the supply of diesel fuel to Gaza's power plant. Israel will also continue to allow supplies into Gaza for UN-sponsored humanitarian projects. The Palestinian Authority continues to object to any arrangement between Hamas and Israel on longer-term calm that would bypass the PA.

2018-10-26 00:00:00

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