After 11 days of fighting, Hamas and Isreal have agreed to a Ceasefire following a war that has resulted in 232 Palestinians in Gaza and 12 Israelis were brutally murdered.
On Thursday, Israel’s security cabinet publicly stated that it had voted unanimously in favor of a “mutual and unconditional” Gaza ceasefire suggested by mediator Egypt, but that the time for application had yet to be ascertained.
In a joint declaration, Hamas, which controls Gaza, as well as the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) armed group affirmed the “consensual and unrestricted” truce, which will commence at 2 a.m. on Friday (23:00 GMT Thursday).
The report broke as the world grew greatly worried about the death and destruction, with US President Joe Biden persuading Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to seek de-escalation and Egypt, Qatar, and the United Nations attempting to mediate.
According to Egyptian state television, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has also sent security delegations to Israel and the inhabited Palestinian territories to work on sustaining the ceasefire.
Israel had continued its airstrikes of the occupied Gaza Strip earlier on Thursday, and Hamas and its confederate PIJ had decided to continue bombing raids after an eight-hour delay.
Since the advent of the airstrikes on May 10, 232 Palestinians have been put to death, which include 65 children and 39 women, according to Gaza health officials. And over 1,900 people were wounded. Israel has claimed responsibility for the deaths of at least 160 Palestinian fighters in Gaza, but has presented no evidence. At least 20 Hamas and PIJ fighters have also been killed, according to Hamas and PIJ.
The death toll in Israel has been put at 12, with hundreds of people hurt as a result of rocket attacks that have caused outrage that has left many people most especially Palestinians displaced and sent people fleeing to shelters.