Pause In Palestinian Rocket Attacks, Israeli Airstrikes, Amid Unofficial Cease-Fire

Pause In Palestinian Rocket Attacks, Israeli Airstrikes, Amid Unofficial Cease-Fire

A spokesman for the Islamic Jihad Dawood Shihab, said that the ceasefire with Israel will be based upon the understandings of the 2014 agreement.

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar at the time, told Al Jazeera that the militant group "assured our Egyptian brothers" that there will not be "a military confrontation with Israel".

"All factions, including Hamas and Jihad, are committed to understandings for calm", he noted.

The Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad announced Wednesday morning they reached a ceasefire agreement with Israel to return to Operation Protective Edge in 2014 outline.

The Israeli military said most of the projectiles fired Tuesday were intercepted, but three soldiers were wounded.

According to the draft obtained by AFP news agency, the new text "calls for the consideration of measures to guarantee the safety and protection of the Palestinian civilian population" in the occupied Palestinian territories and Gaza Strip.

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"It comes in response to Zionist aggression and crimes against our people and our resistance addition to war crimes conducted by the enemy every day against our people during the marches of return along the border of Gaza Strip".

A statement issue by the Islamic Jihad said that: "Egypt has requested a calming of the situation".

The exchange of fire raised the possibility of yet another war in the beleaguered Palestinian enclave run by Islamist movement Hamas, which would be the fourth since 2008.

They peaked on May 14, when at least 61 Palestinians were killed in clashes as tens of thousands of Gazans protested the United States transfer of its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem the same day.

After a day and a half of shelling, Israelis returned to their routines and children went back to school following the heaviest rocket attacks since the end of the 2014 Gaza conflict.

Israel says the blockade is needed to prevent Hamas from building up its military capabilities. He said Islamic Jihad did not want the violence to escalate and blamed Israel for the flare-up. Explosions shook the Palestinian enclave and smoke rose from areas hit.

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Separately in the morning, Palestinians launched boats from Gaza to protest Israel's blockade in what they said would be a peaceful demonstration.

Among those associated with RSY-Netzer to attend was Nina Morris-Evans, who said: "By Jewishly mourning the lives lost, we were not condoning terrorism, Hamas or violence of any form".

Regional councils near the Gaza border instructed residents to stay close to bomb shelters.

"Indiscriminate attacks against civilians are completely unacceptable under any circumstances", she said.

The spokesman, Emmanuel Nahshon, said that the Israeli government was trying to reverse Indonesia's decision, the website reported.

The trio added: "When RSY-Netzer discovered that most of those killed in Gaza were claimed as Hamas operatives, they acknowledged that had they known, they would not have shared this on Facebook".

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