Israeli media: Cabinet approves cease-fire in Gaza
May 19, 2021
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office on Thursday announced a cease-fire to halt an 11-day military operation against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
A statement said his Security Cabinet unilaterally approved the Egyptian-mediated proposal. The two sides were still negotiating exactly when it would take effect. Multiple reports said the truce was to go into effect at 2 a.m., just over three hours after the cabinet's decision.
"The political leaders emphasized that the reality on the ground will be that which determines the future of the campaign," the...