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Palestinians say Gaza ceasefire reached with Israel

Smoke is seen rising following an Israeli airstrike on a building in Gaza city on May 5, 2019 [Ibrahim Khalaf/ApaImages]
Smoke is seen rising following an Israeli air strike on a building in Gaza city on 5 May 2019 [Ibrahim Khalaf/ApaImages]

Palestinian officials said an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire agreement was reached with Israel on Monday to end a recent surge of violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel, Reuters reports.

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“The ceasefire understanding will begin Monday 04:30 (01:30 GMT)” a Palestinian official familiar with the agreement told Reuters.

A second Palestinian official confirmed that a deal was reached, as well a TV station belonging to Hamas.

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