Israel and Palestinian factions in Gaza have reached a fragile truce

Egypt, which brokered the ceasefire, called on all parties to adhere to the agreement, the Egyptian Al-Cahra TV channel reported on Saturday.

“In light of the agreement between the Palestinian and Israeli sides, Egypt announces that a ceasefire has been reached between the Palestinian and Israeli sides,” the text of the agreement, seen by Reuters, said, adding that the ceasefire would begin at 10 p.m.

“Both sides will observe the ceasefire, which will include the cessation of targeting civilians, the demolition of houses, and the cessation of targeting individuals immediately after the ceasefire takes effect,” the statement said.

According to the Palestinian media, six children and three women were among the victims of Israel’s latest aggression against Gaza, as a result of which 150 people were injured, most of them women and children. Palestinian casualties include several Islamic Jihad commanders.

In response, Islamic Jihad fired more than 1,000 rockets, sending Israelis fleeing to bomb shelters.

The Joint Operations Room of the Palestinian Resistance factions issued a statement warning the Zionist regime against returning to the policy of killing resistance commanders.

“Our sword is unsheathed and our hands are on the trigger. If you return, we will return,” he said.

The statement said that the Palestinian resistance has an advantage in terms of strength and deterrence, as it has showered the enemy with hundreds of rockets and artillery shells, destroying enemy structures.

“The determination to fight [Israel] will not weaken. The adversary miscalculated when it believed that time was in its favor and the opportunity was ripe to kill a group of resistance leaders and then end the conflict as soon as possible and at will,” the statement said.

The groups emphasized that after the conflict, the resistance against Israel will start again, and “the flags of resistance have not been lowered and will not be lowered.”

The conflict marked the worst episode of fighting between Gaza resistance groups and the Israeli regime since the 2021 10-day war.

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