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  • Writer's pictureD. Brit

Ceasefire Reached in Gaza Bringing End to Violence

Updated: May 22, 2021

What Happened:

  • On Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office announced that a ceasefire had been reached between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

  • The agreement will halt an 11-day Israeli military operation against Hamas militants in the region and mark the end of the worst violence the region has seen since the 2014 war.

  • The Gaza Strip has been under heavy artillery fire for over a week as Hamas militants and Israeli forces exchanged multiple rocket attacks and airstrikes. The death toll has continued to climb for both countries as well.

  • The decision comes after heavy international pressure from Israeli allies, such as the US. Many countries were concerned that the continued escalation of violence would lead to war.

  • The Egyptian mediated proposal will go into effect at 2 AM local time but both sides emphasized that the follow through would determine the continuation of the ceasefire.

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