A ceasefire agreement has been reached by the Israeli security cabinet. After negotiations facilitated by Egypt, both Israel and Hamas have agreed that a ceasefire will begin Thursday night local time.
A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office reads:
“The Security Cabinet convened this evening. And accepted unanimously the recommendation of all security elements — the Chief of Staff, the head of the Shin Bet, the Head of the Mossad, and the head of the National Security Council — to accept the Egyptian initiative for a mutual unconditional ceasefire that will go into effect at an hour to be agreed upon later.”
Although the agreement has been reached, confidence that it will hold is not high. While the Hamas representative has shown support, rocket attacks have also been made from just over the border in southern Lebanon. If hostilities do not cease, and rockets continue to be fired, then conflict will be resumed.
The ceasefire is to begin at 2 a.m. local time (7 p.m. eastern).
Liberty Nation will keep you updated on this developing story.