Hamas claims reaching ceasefire agreement with Israel, the latter denies


Published: 2018-05-30 14:45

Last Updated: 2018-05-30 20:40

Gaza during the airstrikes
Gaza during the airstrikes
Roya News Source

Hamas, Gaza’s ruling party, announced on Wednesday that an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire agreement was reached with Israel following the most violent escalation since the 2014 war.

Senior Hamas leader, Khalil Hayya, asserted that the agreement to stop the cross-border air strikes between Gaza and Israel was reached on Wednesday noon.

Meanwhile, Israel denied that such a truce had been reached and denied to have reached a temporary ceasefire with Palestinian resistance factions in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian armed factions, mainly Hamas and Islamic Jihad, fired on Tuesday rockets toward the southern villages of the Negev and Sederot. Meanwhile, Israel bombed numerous targets in Gaza.

Tension between Hamas and Israel has been on the rise after Israel killed more than 100 Palestinians near the Gaza borders during the Great Return March demonstrations that started on March 30 and culminated on the Nakba Day, or the Day of Catastrophe.

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