Palestinians Agree to Gaza Cease-Fire after Firing 690 Rockets and Mortars at Israel

(AFP-Daily Mail-UK) Palestinian leaders in Gaza agreed to cease hostilities with Israel from 4:30 a.m. on Monday, officials with knowledge of the deal said. An Egyptian official also confirmed the deal. The escalation began Saturday with massive rocket fire from Gaza, drawing waves of Israeli retaliatory strikes that continued throughout Sunday. Four civilians in Israel were killed, as well as 23 Palestinians, including at least nine militants. Israel said Hamas and Islamic Jihad fired 690 rockets or mortars, with Israeli air defenses intercepting more than 240. At least 35 rockets fell in urban areas.

2019-05-06 00:00:00

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