Israel, Palestinian Militants Agree to Cease-fire After Five Days of Fighting

Posted on AllSides May 13th, 2023
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TEL AVIV—Israel and Gaza-based militant group Islamic Jihad agreed to a cease-fire late Saturday, ending five days of intense fighting that had raised fears of a wider conflict. The cease-fire, brokered by Egypt and the United Nations, came into effect at 10 p.m. local time, Palestinian officials said. “Quiet will be met with quiet. If Israel is attacked or threatened, it will continue to do all it needs to defend itself,” Tzachi Hanegbi, the head of Israel’s National Security Council, told Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, while thanking Cairo...

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