Palestinian officials announced that Israel and Hamas, the two Islamist group who reigns over the Gaza Strip, settled for a truce on 9th August. The understanding would end the acceleration in fighting that drew mutual threats of war. Israel didn’t formally comment on the matter. However, an Israeli official got ready to talk on the matter provided his name is not disclosed. He stated that there is no news of a ceasefire.
Israel rarely accepts reaching such a deal with Hamas. Hamas is considered as a terrorist organization that has fought three wars over the past decade.
A rise in the number of air-strikes and cross border rockets has propelled the United Nations and Egypt to arrange a truce for avoiding further conflict.
On the night of 8th and 9th Israeli aircraft attacked on more than 150 targets in Gaza and Palestinian militants. It fired long-range missiles which heightened fighting regardless of the current truce talks.
Another official who holds some knowledge about the talks commented that the ceasefire would start from 2045 GMT. A spokesperson of the Popular Resistance Committee declared that with international and Egyptian efforts, a ceasefire among the Palestinian resistance can become restrictive based on the commitment of the occupation.
The Israeli military stated that their aircraft struck more than 150 Hamas targets, more than 180 Palestinian rockets and mortars hit southern Israel. Sirens of ambulances echoed all throughout the night in Gaza. Across the border, sirens of rockets were sounded non-stop.
Egypt and the UN are trying their bit in order to mediate and bring about a ceasefire. Only then the heightening war among the two groups can be avoided.