A ceasefire Egyptian-mediated ceasefire agreement between Israel was signed on May 6th, after nearly 700 Hamas rockets landed in Israel’s territory.
The six-month ceasefire requires Hamas to maintain peace along the border fence, a cessation of all hostile fire against Israel, such as; the use of terror balloons, kites, bombs, and rockets, and for illegal flotillas to stop trying to break through the maritime border between Israel and Gaza, Israeli Channel 12 news reported last night.
In exchange, Israel will provide humanitarian and civilian aid, reopen Gaza’s fishing zone, and work on a longtime solution to address the lack of electricity and health services in the Gaza Strip.
If the cease-fire is not broken by Hamas than Israel will consider exchanges with the terror organization for the bodies of IDF soldiers Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin and the release of two Israeli civilians that wandered into Gaza and were captured.
Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum denied the reported terms of the cease-fire in a statement.”The ceasefire between the Palestinian resistance and the occupation was in exchange for Israel commitment to implement all the understandings”.
”If this does not happen, the ceasefire will not be able to continue,” he said.