Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Cameroon's Paul Biya wins 7th term in poll marred by low turnout

Read more

#THE 51%

The Gender Divide: Record number of women running in US midterms

Read more

THE DEBATE

The Nativist: Trump warns of migrant 'emergency' ahead of midterms

Read more

FOCUS

Prominent Iraqi women in danger

Read more

ENCORE!

Music show: SLAP!, Boy George and Culture Club, plus Nao

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

'EU parliament vote will determine heart and soul of Europe for years to come'

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Have your fish and eat it: Can British fishing fleets net a Brexit bonus?

Read more

IN THE PRESS

'Must never happen again': Australia apologises to victims of state sex abuse

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Italy determined to stick to budget plan despite EU warnings

Read more

Middle East

Hamas, Israel agree on Gaza ceasefire amid fears of new war

© Jack Guez, AFP | A plume of smoke rises from an explosion in Gaza City on July 20, 2018

Video by Ivana SCATOLA

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2018-07-21

Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas and Israel agreed to a ceasefire early Saturday, a spokesman for the Palestinian party said, after five people including an Israeli soldier were killed Friday.

"With Egyptian and UN efforts, we reached (an agreement) to return to the previous state of calm between the (Israeli) occupation and the Palestinian factions," Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said in a statement.

It was the second such ceasefire agreement between the parties in a week and came amid growing fears of a new war.

On Friday an Israeli soldier was shot dead by Palestinian fire along the border, the first killing of a soldier in and around Gaza since a 2014 war between Hamas and the Jewish state.

Three Hamas fighters were killed as Israel retaliated with airstrikes on dozens of targets.

A fourth Palestinian man was killed after being shot during a protest on the Gaza-Israel border.

Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since 2008.

(AFP)

Date created : 2018-07-21

  • ISRAEL

    Several killed as Israeli air strikes hit targets 'throughout Gaza'

    Read more

  • ISRAEL

    Israel and Gaza militants agree ceasefire to end flare-up of violence

    Read more

  • ISRAEL

    Israeli jets hit 25 targets in response to Gaza rocket fire, says army

    Read more

COMMENT(S)