ISRAEL APPROVES CEASEFIRE WHILE LAST ROCKETS TARGET GAZA – REPORTS

A new series of strikes targeted the Gaza Strip amid reports of a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian factions.

On May 20 afternoon, the Israeli military released footage of four new strikes which targeted a Shehab drone launcher, two rocket launchers and a post in the Gaza Strip. The strikes were all carried out with Spike NLOS missiles.

Meanwhile, the Israeli Air Force targeted an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) unit of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

In the morning, an ATGM unit targeted an Israeli military bus to the north of Gaza. At least one Israeli service member was injured.

The recent strikes came amid reports of a near ceasefire. In the afternoon, Israeli and Arab news sources reported that Tel Aviv has accepted terms of an Egyptian brokered ceasefire deal with Hamas.

Later, the Israeli media reported that the country’s security cabinet had approved an unilateral ceasefire. An official of Hamas told Reuters that a “mutual and simultaneous” truce with Israel would begin on May 21 at 2 a.m.

The battle in Gaza, which broke out on May 10, claimed the lives of more than 230 people. Palestinian forces launched over 4,000 rockets at Israel, killing 11 people.

Via https://southfront.org/israel-approves-ceasefire-while-last-rockets-target-gaza-reports/