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Palestinian sources said that last week’s ceasefire was reached thanks to mediation efforts by Egypt, Qatar and the United Nations.
Politicians have reacted to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision of a ceasefire following two days of continued rocket attacks that left 4 Israelis dead and 234 injured.
The report comes after over 700 Hamas and Islamic Jihad rockets entered Israeli territory.
The report, based on American officials, said that the two talked about efforts to come to a political arrangement in Gaza that would include a return of the Palestinian Authority to Gaza.
By HERB KEINON,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Avi Dichter, chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and former head of Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), warned that only Israel will dictate military options.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Israel and Hamas weigh their options after last week’s uptick in violence
By TERRANCE J. MINTNER/THE MEDIA LINE
Jerusalem Affairs Minister Ze’ev Elkin, said Israel is also not planning to do anything more than restore the situation that existed before the latest flare up with Hamas.
Hamas, Israel differ on whether ‘calm-for-calm’ deal reached in South
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
While the shelling ceased hours ago, Israeli officials denied agreeing to a truce with Hamas and other militant groups.
By REUTERS,SHOSHANA KRANISH
“Everything will depend on Hamas,” Intelligence Services Minister Israel Katz said at the meeting.
By GIL HOFFMAN
“The [Islamic Jihad] delegation affirmed its [group’s] commitment to the ceasefire which was reached by way of an understanding in 2014.”
By ADAM RASGON
According to Yousef, if Israel lifts its closure on the Strip, it would not have to worry about Hamas’s commitment to a cease-fire.
None of the proposals were serious says Ziad al-Thatha, a member of Hamas’s political bureau.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
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