November 14, 2019 / 4:21 AM / 24 days ago

Islamic Jihad says Israel agreed to ceasefire, Gaza quiet

GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said an Egyptian-mediated truce with Israel was in force in the Gaza Strip as of 0330 GMT on Thursday, and a Reuters witness confirmed that fighting had subsided.

An Islamic Jihad official told Reuters that Israel had agreed to the faction’s demand that it cease targeted killings of militants and shooting of Gaza border protesters. There was no immediate confirmation of this from Israeli officials.

Writing by Dan Williams

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