The Wall Street Journal reports:
Israel’s cabinet approved a cease-fire with Palestinian militant group Hamas late on Thursday, according to a statement from the prime minister’s office. The cabinet voted to accept an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire that will be bilateral and without any conditions, according to the statement.
Hamas leader Osama Hamdan confirmed the cease-fire and said it would begin at 2 a.m. local time, which Israeli officials confirmed. Earlier Thursday President Biden and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi spoke about both countries’ efforts to bring an end to the fighting, which started 11 days ago.
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NEWS: Israel, Hamas agree to ceasefire after 11 days of fighting. Its expected to begin at 2 a.m. https://t.co/KFd4J6ybfK
— Felicia Schwartz (@felschwartz) May 20, 2021
Israel and Hamas will cease fire across the Gaza Strip border as of 2 am on Friday (2300 GMT Thursday)
That’s just over three hours away, so naturally Israeli air strikes are pummeling Gaza now
— لينة (@LinahAlsaafin) May 20, 2021
BREAKING: Security cabinet agrees to tell Egypt that Israel is ready for Gaza cease-fire, source says | Live updateshttps://t.co/frZ2Cu0MDF
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) May 20, 2021
The Israeli security cabinet voted to approve a cease-fire in its 11-day aerial battle with Hamas in the Gaza Strip, according to the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. https://t.co/nFVJnYXM79
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 20, 2021