After 5 days of Israeli aggression against the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip, Egypt announced on Sunday that its efforts were a success in reaching a cease-fire between the Israeli occupation and the Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza.
The new formula for the ceasefire between the Palestinian resistance and the Israeli occupation included clauses that stipulated stopping targeting civilians, demolishing homes, and targeting individuals.
According to the text of the agreement; “based on the agreement of the two parties, Egypt announces a cease-fire between the Palestinian and Israeli sides at exactly ten o’clock in the Saturday evening.”
“Accordingly, the ceasefire agreement, which includes stopping targeting civilians and demolishing homes, as well as targeting individuals, will be adhered to immediately after the implementation of the ceasefire begins,” according to the Egyptian statement – as published in Reuters-.
Egypt urged the two parties to implement the agreement and works to follow up on that by communicating with them.
Following the announcement of the statement, the spokesperson of the Islamic Jihad movement, Daoud Shehab said, “We announce our acceptance of the Egyptian declaration and we abide by it as the occupation committed itself to. Our acceptance came after we obtained a pledge to stop assassinations and stop targeting homes and civilians.”
In a speech after the end of the Israeli aggression, the Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement, Ziyad Al-Nakhala, said that the Palestinian resistance missed the opportunity for the enemy to sow division and discord between the Palestinian factions. He added that the response was with simple capabilities in confronting an enemy armed with tools of destruction.
Al-Nakhala said that Israel wanted to drown the resistance in blood, but the resistance withstood, and the position was worth the sacrifices made.
The joint room of the Palestinian resistance factions in the Gaza Strip confirmed that it had thwarted, with its unity and fighting, what it described as the enemy’s plan, and proved that it was the most capable of challenging.
The joint room said that the resistance factions entered the battle and emerged from it unified, warning the Israeli army against returning to the policy of assassinations. It also stressed that the resistance factions managed to confuse the enemy’s accounts, and succeeded in draining it, occupying its security system and exhausting its internal front, as the statement put it.
In a statement following the announcement, the US welcomed the announcement of the cease-fire in Gaza. The White House added that it was grateful for the important diplomatic efforts made by the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, to reach a cease-fire in Gaza.