The US has welcomed the announcement of a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militants, praising the Egyptian government for brokering the deal.
According to the news agency AFP, White House spokeswoman Karen Jean-Pierre said in a statement that “US officials worked with regional partners to resolve this conflict to prevent further loss of life, and peace can be restored for both Israelis and Palestinians.’
According to the Reuters news agency, Israel and the militant Islamic Jihad movement in Gaza agreed to a cease-fire that took effect at 10 p.m.
According to Egypt’s Al-Qaira News television channel, the Egyptian government called on all parties to abide by the agreement.
This was not immediately confirmed by Israeli officials. However, according to Reuters, the agreement document states that both sides will abide by the cease-fire, which includes targeting civilians, demolishing homes, and ending targeting individuals immediately after the ceasefire comes into effect. Will be.’