Palestinian Islamic Jihad agrees to stop firing rockets at Israel
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Palestinian Islamic Jihad agrees to stop firing rockets at Israel

Gaza terror group will cease attacks towards southern Israeli communities after Egyptian mediation efforts

Rockets launched from the Gaza Strip towards southern Israel.
Rockets launched from the Gaza Strip towards southern Israel.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad group says it has agreed to stop rocket fire towards Israel in response to Egyptian mediation efforts.

Daoud Shehab, a spokesman for the Iranian-backed group, said that his movement is immediately halting the rocket attacks.

Israel has accused Iranian forces based in Syria of orchestrating the heaviest barrage of rockets to emanate from Gaza in months.

The rocket attacks followed the death of four Palestinians participating in a protest along Gaza’s perimeter fence withIsrael.

Egyptian mediators have been in the region for weeks, trying to secure calm and prevent a full-blown war between Israel and Gaza groups, led by the larger militant Hamas group.

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