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Israel and Hamas Agree to Ceasefire Starting Friday After Egyptian Mediation

May 20, 2021
Demolished Buildings of Gaza
Source: The Arab Weekly

Israel and Hamas have agreed on a ceasefire across the Gaza Strip border after 11 days of violence – the deadliest to happen in years – Reuters reports. Israel’s security cabinet said in a statement that it had voted unanimously in favour of a “mutual and unconditional” truce to happen on Friday as proposed by Egyptian mediation. The cabinet also added that the head of the National Security Council, Meir Ben-Shabbat, will begin talks with Egypt to agree on the final details of the ceasefire agreement. Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi will also reportedly send a security delegation to Gaza and Israel to stabilize the ceasefire. President Sisi wrote on Twitter that he exchanged phone calls with US President Joe Biden to descalate the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, adding that he appreciates Biden’s role for the success of the Egyptian ceasefire initiative. فإنني أتوجه بالتحية والتقدير للرئيس الأمريكي “بايدن”لدوره في إنجاح المبادرة المصرية لوقف إطلاق النار وتحقيق التهدئة، متمنياً استمرار التعاون فيما بيننا لتحقيق المزيد من النجاحات المُشتركة والتي من شأنها إرساء السلام العادل والشامل في المنطقة. ٣/٣ — Abdelfattah Elsisi (@AlsisiOfficial) May 20, 2021 According to…

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