ISRAEL-GAZA: HOPES AS GAZA CEASEFIRE COMES INTO EFFECT
August 8, 2022.
A ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants has come into effect after three days of violence which left at least 43 people dead.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) militants said the truce will begin at 23:30 local time (20:30 GMT), after talks moderated by Egyptian mediators.
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s office confirmed the ceasefire.
The latest violence is the most serious flare-up between Israel and Gaza since an 11-day conflict in May 2021.
The Israeli military confirmed it was striking Islamic jihad targets in Gaza as the ceasefire came into force in response to rockets fired just before, and Israeli media reported some isolated rocket fire from Gaza in the minutes after.