Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office has announced a ceasefire on Friday in Gaza after 11 days of violence, Al Jazeera has reported. As per media reports, Israel’s PM office issued a statement from the security cabinet called the truce “mutual and unconditional”. The ceasefire will be monitored by Egypt, which has been agreed upon by Israel and Hamas.
However, within minutes of the ceasefire announcement, sirens warned of incoming rockets in Israeli border communities by Hamas, and a Reuters reporter heard an air strike in Gaza.
Since the fighting began on May 10, health officials in Gaza say 232 Palestinians, including 65 children and 39 women, have been killed and more than 1,900 wounded in aerial bombardments, Reuters has reported.