Strike after eight minutes, sirens echo; Jihad: "We reached an agreement" PHOTO/VIDEO
Only eight minutes after 23:30 local time, when a truce was agreed between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad with the mediation of Egypt, the rockets flew towards Israel, according to Israeli media.
The "Jerusalem Post" states that rockets were fired in the direction of Israeli settlements near the border with Gaza, violating the ceasefire just eight minutes after it came into effect.
Air raid sirens continue to sound in Israeli cities near the border with the Gaza Strip, and according to initial reports, a missile has shot down Israel's anti-aircraft system, Iron Dome, over the city of Sderot, The Times of Israel reports.
So far, there are no reports of damage or injuries in the attack. There was rocket fire a few minutes before 11:30 p.m., a powerful barrage of fire was fired from the Gaza Strip in the direction of Israel and Israeli attacks on Gaza continued, but at the exact time the violence stopped. The ceasefire should end the worst conflict in Gaza since last year's 11-day war between Hamas, which rules the Palestinian territory, and Israel.
"Tonight, at the proposal of Egypt, an agreement was reached on a ceasefire, which also states the obligation of Cairo to work on the release of two prisoners - Bassem Sadi and Khalil Awawdeh," said the high representative of the Islamic Jihad, Mohammed al-Hindi, as reported by the "Times of Israel".
Sadi, the leader of Islamic Jihad in the West Bank, was recently arrested in the city of Jenin and is in Israeli custody.
The truce was scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. local time, but the new date for the ceasefire to come into effect is 11:30 p.m. local time (10:30 p.m. CET). However, the Israeli side did not confirm this.
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