Report: Egypt pressing Israel to implement ceasefire

Hamas closely following how Israel implements ceasefire deal, report says.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

The Erez crossing
The Erez crossing
Photo: Yonatan Zindel, Flash 90

Israel is in no hurry to agree to the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Hamas, Al Quds reported.

According to the report, Israel has not yet allowed additional types of merchandise into Gaza, even though the agreement had Israel allowing it from Sunday.

According to Al Quds' source, Israel had agreed to allow three of the requested 40 types of merchandise it believes can be used for terror activities into Gaza. Hamas is following Israel closely, and expects an appropriate response from Egypt, Al Quds noted.

For its part, Egypt is pressing Israel to implement the agreements, a senior Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine source told Al Quds.

On Saturday night, Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) Major General Kamil Abu Rukun extended Gaza's fishing area to a range of 15 nautical miles as of Sunday morning.

The fishing area had been reduced three days earlier as a result of hostilities, including incendiary balloons, on the part of Gazans.

Last week, Israel prevented millions of balloons from being smuggled into Gaza, and 4,000 Gazans took part in violent riots on the Gaza-Israel border. Both incendiary balloons and border riots were to have ended as part of the ceasefire agreement.