The Gaza Post
Egypt and United Nations Special envoy Nicolai Mladenov brokered on Thursday night calm for calm agreement between Israel and Gaza Hamas-led militant group ending another round of military confrontation between the two sides, a Hamas source said.
The source, speaking on condition of anonymity said that following the mediation and the efforts of Mladenov and the Egyptian security intelligence, it was agreed to reach a calm-for-clam agreement.
“A calm-for-calm deal has been brokered by Egypt and by the UN Special envoy in condition that the Israeli occupation should respect the agreement,” said the source, adding “the Palestinian resistance has the right to respond to any Israeli violation.”
Meanwhile, the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) in Gaza, one of the militant groups members of the joint operation room in Gaza said that a calm for calm agreement, brokered by Egypt and the UN envoy Nicolai Mladenov is valid now in condition that the occupation of Israel is committed to it.
Also, a source in the joint operation room of the Palestinian militant groups, led by Hamas movement, said that calm for calm agreement was reached and it will come into effect at midnight.
The source, speaking on condition of anonymity said that the agreement was brokered by both Egypt and UN special envoy Nicolai Mladenov. The source said that it is a right for the Palestinian armed resistance to respond to any violation of the deal.
Earlier on Thursday, al Jazeera TV, and other local and Arab media reports, including al Mayadeen Television in Lebanon, the Palestinian factions confirmed that Egypt brokered a calm agreement between Gaza Hamas-led militants and Israel. The calm agreement or the ceasefire between the two sides will come into effect at midnight.
Over the past couple of days, Israel and Gaza Hamas-led militants have been trading military confrontation. Gaza militants fired more than 100 rockets into Israel, while Israel carried out intensive airstrikes on Hamas and other militants’ facilities.
Three Palestinians killed and more than 40 injured in the Israeli airstrikes, while more than 20 Israelis were injured as well by the rockets fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel.