Days of Palestine

Ceasefire in Gaza Comes into Force after five-day Israeli Assault

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Israeli occupation and the Palestinian resistance in Gaza agreed Saturday, 13 May 2023 on a truce that will go into effect at 10 PM local time (19:00 GMT), Palestinian officials said.

Cairo, which brokered the ceasefire, called on all sides to adhere to the agreement, Egypt’s Al-Qahera News television channel reported.

At least 34 Palestinians, including children, have been killed and 147 wounded in the besieged enclave since the Israeli bombardment started on Tuesday.

Almost 800 Palestinians have been displaced by the Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip, which began on Tuesday.

According to the Ministry of Social Development in the besieged coastal enclave, 784 people have been internally displaced.

According to MoH in Gaza, the closure prevented 432 patients and companions from traveling to receive treatment in Palestinian or Israeli hospitals outside.

MoH in Gaza added that 27 of those patients were in need of critical lifesaving intervention.