A ceasefire in the Gaza Strip was agreed between Palestinian militants and Israel over the weekend, during which the Palestinians fired hundreds of missiles into Israel, causing air strikes and retaliatory artillery strikes.
At least four Israelis and 23 Palestinians were killed.
Israel has not confirmed a ceasefire. However, reports say that emergency measures have been lifted in southern Israel.
Violence erupted on May 3 during a protest against the blockade of the Gaza Strip.
A television station run by Hamas, a militant movement that controls the Gaza Strip, announced that both sides had agreed to a ceasefire, beginning at 4:30 a.m. local time.
It is said that Egypt mediated this with the help of the UN and Qatar.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) did not mention a ceasefire. However Times of Israel said protective restrictions imposed on residents in southern Israel since the outbreak had been lifted, including schools restored.
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On May 6, the ISIS said militants had fired 690 missiles in southern Israel in the past 48 hours – 240 of which had been intercepted by the country’s Iron Dome missile defense system.
In response, Israel said Israel had sent 350 sites belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
On May 5, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had ordered the military to “continue massive strikes on elements of terror” in Gaza.
Benjamin Netanyahu says the country’s armed forces around the strip will be “reinforced by tank, artillery and infantry.”
Israel also closed all schools within 25 miles of the Gaza Strip and opened several shelters for the population.
The agreement on May 6 comes when the holy month of Ramadan begins for Palestinian Muslims and when Israel prepares to celebrate its day of remembrance and independence day.
So far, four people have died from violence in Israel.
Gaza’s health ministry says 23 Palestinians were killed over the weekend. Most of the deaths occurred on Sunday. The Islamic Jihad group said seven of the dead were its members.
Civilians, including a 12-year-old boy and two pregnant women, were also reported dead.
Israel has denied reports of the deaths of one woman and her 14-month-old niece on Saturday. They blamed their death on a Palestinian missile that failed to reach its target.