Israel, Palestine agree on long-term Gaza truce – Hamas official

A long-term truce in Gaza has been agreed with Israel ending seven weeks of fighting, a senior Hamas official told AP. An announcement on the extended ceasefire is to be expected in Egypt.

“The contacts that have been going on have agreed a permanent cease-fire, a [deal to] end the blockade and a guarantee that Gaza's demands and needs will be met,” a Palestinian official also told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Israel has so far declined to comment on the report.

However, a spokesman for a group called the Palestinian Popular Resistance Committees – which has been responsible for directing rockets into Israel – told Reuters that Egypt could be announcing the news within two hours.

Earlier, Hamas' deputy leader in Cairo, Moussa Abu Marzoul, told Haaretz: “The negotiations have ended and we have reached understandings that underscore the steadfast stance of the Palestinian people with the victory of the resistance.”

“We are waiting for an official announcement to set the final hour and announce a cease-fire and an end to Israeli aggression.”

source: rt.com/news/182888-gaza-truce-israel-agree/ (external - login to view)


OMG, MegaHurtz is going to bust a blood vessel, his nemesis is no longer being destroyed or attacked.

Thank God, at last peace in the region, until Hamas breaks it again.