Egypt proposes ceasefire beginning Thursday morning

Proposal would end Operation Guardian of the Walls after a week and a half of fighting, over 3,000 rockets fired at Israel.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

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Netanyahu meets past and present NSC leaders
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Egyptian mediators have proposed a truce between Israel and the terrorist organizations in Gaza, which will begin on Thursday at 6 AM, AL Arabiya reported.

If the proposal is accepted, it will put an end to Operation Guardian of the Walls after a week and a half of fighting.

Contacts between the parties, mediated by Egypt, are taking place while the fighting in the Gaza Strip continues. Terrorist organizations continue to fire hundreds of rockets at Israel's southern communities while the IDF continues to retaliate by attacking terrorist targets in Gaza.

It was reported earlier Tuesday night that the IDF and Shin Bet asked the political echelon for more time to carry out the military campaign against terrorists in the Gaza Strip, since, according to them, there is an opportunity to reach "quality goals" in Gaza in the near future - chief of which is senior Hamas figure Mohammad Deif, the head of Hamas' military wing and the leader of the current terrorist war against Israel.

According to a report by journalist Dana Weiss, the defense establishment has asked for more time for Guardian of the Walls, in order to realize the potential that has opened up in the Gaza Strip.

The IDF refers to the results of Deif's possible elimination as the "Qasem Soleimani effect", the leader of the Iranian Quds Force that was killed in Syria by the United States. The military says that eliminating a page can change the equation in the region over time - and ask the political echelon for more time to reach its full potential.



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