Islamic Jihad Says Cease-Fire Reached in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group early Thursday claimed that a cease-fire had been reached with Israel, ending two days of heavy fighting.

Spokesman Musab al-Berim said the Egyptian-brokered deal went into effect at 5:30 a.m. local time.

Fighting broke out early Tuesday after Israel killed senior Islamic Jihad commanders in Gaza and Syria. The rare targeted killing by Israel sparked the heaviest fighting with Gaza terrorists since May.

The Islamic Jihad said in a statement: “The response to this crime will have no limits” and called the attack a “declaration of war against the Palestinian people.”

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The Islamic Jihad terrorist group fired some 400 rockets toward Israel, while Israel responded with scores of airstrikes. Palestinian officials reported 32 deaths, including a 7-year-old boy and six members of a single family. At least 97 are reported wounded.

Israel rescue services have reported at least 63 Israelis injured from rocket fire, according to local media reports.

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