2021-05-21

Israel and Hamas reach a ceasefire agreement, Guterres welcomes

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China News Service, Beijing, May 21. Comprehensive news: After 11 days of conflict, the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and Israel confirmed on the evening of the 20th local time that the two sides have reached a ceasefire agreement. United Nations Secretary-General Guterres welcomed this.

According to Agence France-Presse, the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) confirmed on the evening of the 20th that Hamas has reached a ceasefire agreement with Israel. At 7 o’clock on the day) the ceasefire began.

According to the Israeli “Ha’aretz” news, on the evening of the 20th local time, the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement announcing that after discussions, the Israeli Security Cabinet agreed to accept Egypt’s mediation with the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamar Sri Lanka) ceasefire agreement.

Israel and Hamas reach a ceasefire agreement, Guterres welcomes

On May 20, local time, the conflict between Palestine and Israel in the Gaza Strip entered the 11th day. Hamas and Israel finally reached a ceasefire agreement, which took effect at 2 o’clock on the 21st. However, before the ceasefire took effect, the two sides were still attacking each other. The picture shows the evening of May 20, Hamas launched rockets to Israel.

Israeli media reported that according to the ceasefire agreement, the Israeli army will stop airstrikes in the Gaza Strip. However, once Hamas fires rockets into Israel, the ceasefire agreement will immediately expire and the Israel Defense Forces will Resume full-scale military operations in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas said that if Israel does not abide by the ceasefire agreement, then Hamas will immediately launch a large-scale rocket offensive.

According to the latest reports from the New York Times and Agence France-Presse, the two sides have officially begun to implement the ceasefire agreement.

Israel and Hamas reach a ceasefire agreement, Guterres welcomes(1)

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p > On May 20, local time, UN Secretary-General Guterres issued a statement at his New York headquarters, welcoming Palestine and Israel to reach a ceasefire agreement. Guterres expressed his deepest condolences to the victims of violence and their relatives, and praised Egypt and Qatar for their close coordination with the United Nations for their efforts to help Gaza and Israel restore calm. Guterres called on all parties to abide by the ceasefire and called on the international community to cooperate with the United Nations to develop a comprehensive and strong support plan for the rapid and sustainable reconstruction and restoration of the Palestinian people and strengthening their institutions.

Since May 10, serious conflicts have broken out between Israel and armed groups in the Gaza Strip, which has aroused serious concerns from the international community. According to figures released by both Palestine and Israel, as of the evening of the 20th local time, the conflict had caused 12 deaths and more than 300 injuries, and 232 deaths and 1,900 injuries in Palestine. (End)