Israel and Palestinians agree long-term truce
A long-term truce in Gaza has been agreed with Israel,
Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas said. The ceasefire
announced by Egypt came into effect at 16:00 GMT with
almost immediate reports of warning sirens going off in
“ We have responded to the Egyptian proposal for a complete and comprehensive cease-fire, which
starts at 19:00 Cairo time ,” Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, stated. “There will be a
complete stop in fighting.”
A senior Israeli official confirmed to Reuters that Israel had accepted the Egyptian proposal for a
” for a complete and unlimited-in-time ceasefire” Gaza ceasefire.
“Israel accepted already the Egyptian proposal on July 15. Israel has always supported an
unconditional, open-ended ceasefire,” the anonymous official told the agency.
Celebratory gunfire rang through Gaza shortly after 7pm as thousands flocked to the streets in