Israel, Hamas clash over Gaza, then truce reached
Israel mounted air strikes on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza and deployed extra troops to the border on Monday in response to the longest-range Hamas rocket attack to cause casualties in years, Trend reported citing Reuters.
After a day of intense fighting across the border, Israel and Hamas agreed to an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire, Palestinian officials said. The border appeared to have calmed down by night-time.
“An agreement on a ceasefire was reached between Palestinian factions and Israel upon Egyptian mediation,” a senior Palestinian official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
Hamas TV also reported that a ceasefire agreement had been reached. Israeli officials did not comment on the report.