Egypt said expected to soon announce ceasefire that will begin this evening

Egypt is expected to announce soon that a ceasefire between Israel and the Gaza-based Palestinian Islamic Jihad will go into effect at 8 p.m., according to an Al Jazeera report quoting unnamed sources.

Neither Israel nor Islamic Jihad has publicly stated they’ve agreed to a ceasefire. An earlier Reuters report said Jerusalem backed a ceasefire proposal from Cairo, but the Palestinians have yet to respond.

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