The Egypt-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian terror groups in Gaza officially goes into effect.
In the hours since the truce was announced on Thursday night, Israeli towns near Gaza were bombarded with rockets and mortar shells, causing one injury, but no major volleys were fired at large Israeli cities.
It remains unclear if the ceasefire will stick, bringing the 11-day Operation Guardian of the Walls to a close, or if the violence will continue.
Twelve people in Israel, including a 5-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl, have been killed by rocket fire during the conflict, and hundreds have been injured.
On Thursday, Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry updated the death toll in the Strip to 232, including 65 minors. It was not immediately clear if the ministry tally included all of those killed or if there were Hamas operatives not included in the count.
According to the IDF, more than 120 of those killed were members of Hamas and over 25 were members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad as of Monday night. The IDF says some of the Gaza civilian fatalities were killed by the terror groups’ own rockets falling short and exploding in Gaza.