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An Egyptian source said on Thursday morning that a ceasefire agreement had been reached between Israel and the Islamic Jihad and that it took effect as of 5:30 a.m.
According to the source, Islamic Jihad and the other Palestinian organizations have agreed to the Egyptian proposal for an immediate ceasefire and to conduct the demonstrations along the border fence peacefully, while Israel has agreed to the Egyptian proposal for an immediate ceasefire, the cessation of targeted killings of terrorists and the cessation of shootings at protesters along the fence.
Media - Outlets - Ceasefire - Report - Israeli
Arab media outlets also reported about the ceasefire, but the report has not been officially confirmed by Israeli sources.
At 6:10 a.m., despite reports of a ceasefire, a barrage of rockets was fired toward the communities near Gaza.
Rocket - Fire - Gaza - Israel - Night
The rocket fire from Gaza toward Israel continued well into the night on Wednesday.
At 12:22 a.m., sirens sounded at Kibbutz Nahal Oz, and then a siren sounded in the city of Ashkelon. At 12:40 a.m., sirens were also heard in Ashdod, Gan Yavne and other localities in the Lachish area.
Am - Sirens - Area - Sderot - Communities
Shortly after 2:30 a.m., sirens were heard in the Lachish area, in Sderot and other communities near Gaza.
Earlier, between 11:00 p.m. and midnight, sirens were heard in dozens of communities in the Coastal Plain. The IDF later said that the sirens were mostly due to the lack of accurate information about the expected location where the rocket was to have landed. In reality, only one rocket was fired at the region and was intercepted by Iron Dome.
People - Treatment - Anxiety - Space
Eight people required medical treatment, including four who suffered from anxiety and four who were injured while running to a protected space.
Among the victims was a one-year-old who fell with his mother and lightly bruised his head in Ashdod. Magen David Adom paramedics provided medical treatment to the injured.
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