Hamas and Israel agree end to cross-border bombing in Gaza

The Guardian
August 31, 2020

A Qatari-brokered truce commits Israel to easing its 13-year-old blockade of the Palestinian territory

Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas have announced they have reached a Qatari-mediated deal with Israel to end more than three weeks of cross-border exchanges of fire.

After talks with Qatari envoy Mohammed al-Emadi, “an understanding was reached to rein in the latest escalation and end [Israeli] aggression against our people,” said the office of the Palestinian territory’s Gaza leader Yahya Sinwar.

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