Israel closes Gaza fishing zone due to fire balloons | AFP

Palestinian fishermen fix their boats and nets on the beach of Gaza City after Israel closed the fishing zone off the coast of Gaza in retaliation for the launch of incendiary balloons from the Palestinian enclave. The fishing limit for Gaza fishermen had been reduced from a maximum of 15 nautical miles to 10.

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Israel and Palestine reach ceasefire after 2 days of mutual bombing

Hamas and Israel have reached a ceasefire agreement, according to Palestinian and other media, following two days of intense cross-border confrontation between Gaza and its neighbor, in which both sides suffered casualties.

The ceasefire was expected to go into effect at 4:30 am on Monday (01:30 GMT), according to the Times of Israel, which noted there had been no rockets for two hours before the announcement.
The deal, reportedly brokered by Egypt and the European Union, was also confirmed by a second Reuters source, as well as a TV station belonging to Hamas.



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