International

Palestinians and Israelis agree to a ‘permanent’ ceasefire

Palestinians and Israelis agree to a ‘permanent’ ceasefire
Israel air-strike targets a 44-level apartment in Gaza City earlier this week.
Israel air-strike targets a 44-level apartment in Gaza City earlier this week.

Palestinian officials have announced that talks in Egypt have resulted in the agreement with Israel on a “permanent” ceasefire.

According to initial reports, the cease-fire will include an immediate stop to all hostilities and the reopening of crossings in and out of Gaza for humanitarian aid and construction equipment to rebuild destroyed infrastructure.

The plan includes negotiations within a month on the building of an airport in the Gaza Strip, construction of new sea ports and the release of Palestinian prisoners.

The “permanent” ceasefire’s first step will include a one-month ceasefire. The full details of the deal will be announced shortly, announced Hamas official Moussa Abu Marzouk.

The seven week fighting has left more than 2,200 killed and at least 12,000 injured.

Israel had stated that its offensive on Gaza was aimed at Hamas targets, including rocket launching sites and military tunnels.

UN statements reported that most of those killed and wounded in Gaza were civilians and that dozens of Israeli strikes had hit family homes, killing several members of the same family at once.

USA 'warns' Egypt, UAE over airstrikes in Libya
Egypt, UAE accused of airstrikes in Libya 'without US consent'

Subscribe to our newsletter


International

More in International

The Reformed Arab Savage: On Becky Anderson’s Racism and Mo Salah’s Hypocrisy

Niveen GhoneimAugust 23, 2019

Mohamed Salah Stands by Controversial Amr Warda Comments in New CNN Interview

Egyptian StreetsAugust 20, 2019

Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Travel Without Male Guardian’s Approval

Egyptian StreetsAugust 3, 2019

Janet Jackson, 50 Cent Replace Minaj at Jeddah Festival

Egyptian StreetsJuly 19, 2019

Nicki No More, Minaj Cancels Saudi Performance

Egyptian StreetsJuly 10, 2019

Christie’s Tutankhamun Head Fetches £4.7m Despite Egypt Officials’ Outrage

Egyptian StreetsJuly 5, 2019

Nicki Minaj to Perform at Jeddah Music Festival

Egyptian StreetsJuly 3, 2019

West African Nations Choose New Single Currency ‘ECO’

Egyptian StreetsJuly 1, 2019
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.