On May 6th an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire agreement between Israel and the terrorist factions of Gaza came into effect
During a speech at a meeting for the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said that Israel begged for a cease-fire.
”The Israeli occupation refused at first to respond to the mediators’ ceasefire efforts, but after the Palestinian resistance intensified its response, the Israeli occupation called for a truce,” he said.
During the conflict, approximately 600 rockets were fired by Hamas into southern Israel. Approximately 400 had fallen on uninhabited ground, while the rest managed to reach Israeli cities and towns. The Iron Dome air defense system was able to intercept 86 percent of the ones that reached populated areas.
The IDF retaliated throughout the conflict by hitting 320 targets in the Gaza Strip. 4 Israelis had died in the conflict, and dozens of people have received medical attention for shrapnel wounds, contusions, and anxiety. 25 Palestinians have been reportedly killed, including 11 high ranked terrorist officers.
The four Israelis that died were Rabbi Pinchas Menachem Pashwazman, Moshe Feder, Moshe Agadi, and Ziad Al-Hamamda.
Eight of the dead were members of the Al Quds Brigade, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. The website of the Al Quds Brigade published the names of eight of those killed in the Israeli attacks. While the Brigade Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, the military wing of Hamas, released a statement saying that three of their members were dead.