Israel mounted air strikes on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza and deployed extra troops to the border on Monday in response to the longest-range Hamas rocket attack to cause casualties in years, ONA reports quoting Reuters.
After a day of intense fighting across the border, Israel and Hamas agreed to an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire, Palestinian officials said. The border appeared to have calmed down by night-time.
“An agreement on a ceasefire was reached between Palestinian factions and Israel upon Egyptian mediation,” a senior Palestinian official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
Hamas TV also reported that a ceasefire agreement had been reached. Israeli officials did not comment on the report.