Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) officials refuted the claim on the evening of the 18th, shortly after a number of Israeli media reported that the two sides may start to achieve a ceasefire on the 20th.
According to Israel’s Haaretz newspaper reported on the evening of the 18th, a senior Israeli official said that unless there is an accident, the ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas will take effect on the 20th local time.
“Without a decisive victory, there would be no.” “We are all tired, ” the official was quoted as saying. ”
In addition, a number of Israeli media also revealed the expected ceasefire between Israel and Palestine news. Several Hebrew-language media reported, citing sources, that a ceasefire was expected within two to three days because the Israelis and Palestinians had reached their main objectives in the current conflict, while Israeli television station Channel 12 quoted “foreign reports” as saying that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had informed Washington that he was ready to start a ceasefire from the 20th.
There are also reports that Egypt has proposed a cease-fire from 6 a.m. on the 20th, hamas also agreed to the proposal.
However, the report on the Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire was denied by Hamas less than an hour after it was published.
Izzat Rishik, a member of Hamas’s politburo, wrote on Twitter: “The Israeli media’s reports that Hamas agreed to a ceasefire on Thursday (20 May) are incorrect … No ceasefire agreement or specific ceasefire date has been reached. ”
A diplomat familiar with brokering the Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire told the Times of Israel on the 19th that negotiations are still ongoing and no agreement has been reached.
U.S. President Joe Biden on the 18th and Netanyahu in a phone call expressed support for the Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire agreement. But the conflict between the two sides did not stop, Gaza 18 still suffered dozens of air strikes.
At least 218 Palestinians, including 63 children, have died in the Gaza Strip since clashes broke out on Monday. Some 1,500 Palestinians were injured. Twelve people were killed, including two children, and at least 300 injured in Israel.