Earlier on Thursday afternoon, the Israeli cabinet reportedly confirmed the decision to approve a ceasefire.
“The Security Cabinet convened tonight,” read the Israeli security cabinet’s statement. “The Political Security Cabinet unanimously accepted the recommendation of all security officials, the chief of staff, the head of the Shin Bet [internal security agency], the head of the Mossad [foreign intelligence] and the head of the National Security Council, to accept the Egyptian initiative for a bilateral unconditional ceasefire, which will take effect at a later date.”
“The chief of staff, the military echelon and the head of the GSS reviewed before the ministers Israel’s great achievements in the campaign, some of which were unprecedented,” the statement added. “The political echelon emphasizes that the reality on the ground will determine the continuation of the campaign.”
Minutes after the ceasefire was confirmed by Israel, the BBC reported that — according to Israeli military — warning sirens indicated that rockets had been fired from Gaza, with Palestinian groups claiming that airstrikes from Israel had continued. From the Daily Wire.