Israel and Gaza announce ceasefire after wave of violence kills 4

Israel and Gaza announce ceasefire after wave of violence kills 4

Israeli forces bombed targets in Gaza, killing two teenagers in the street;on Friday 2 Palestinians died in clashes

Israel says hit more than 40 targets in GazaAhmed Zakot / Reuters / 14.7.2018Israel and Gaza armed groups reached a ceasefire agreement on Saturday to end a rising wave of border violence since Friday.The deal comes after Israeli military forces bombed an empty building in the Gaza Strip, killing two teenagers in response to rockets fired by Palestinian groups into Israeli territory."Egyptian and international efforts have been successful in ending the current escalation," a Palestinian official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.A spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not immediately respond to a request for comment.It was one of the most serious spirals of violence since the war between Israel and Gaza in 2014. The Israeli military said it had hit more than 40 targets within several Hamas-owned facilities.Tensions have been mounting since Friday, when Israeli troops killed a Palestinian teenager during protests at the Gaza border.Weekly protests...


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