Gantz informs US defense secretary that ceasefire reached

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz informs US Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin of the ceasefire between Israel and terror groups in the Strip, Gantz’s office says.

“Gantz thanked the defense secretary for the United States’ support for Israel’s actions to protects its civilians and expressed his hope that the ceasefire will be honored,” his office says.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz, left, fist-bumps US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at the Nevatim Air Base in southern Israel on April 12, 2021. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)
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