Gaza factions said to agree on reining in border violence

Armed factions in the Gaza Strip have agreed to temporarily rein in violence along the security fence with Israel ahead of Friday’s weekly border clashes, according to Hebrew media reports.

This will include an end to launching incendiary devices toward Israel, burning tires and approaching the border fence, an unnamed senior Hamas member tells the Haaretz daily.

The reported decision comes amid Egyptian efforts to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers, as well promote reconciliation between the terror group and the Palestinian Authority.

Despite the reports, an explosive device apparently flown from Gaza was found outside a kindergarten in southern Israel earlier today, while a security jeep went up in flames due to an incendiary object launched from the Strip.

A Palestinian waves a flag during a demonstration on the beach near the maritime border with Israel, in the northern Gaza Strip, on October 22, 2018. (Mahmud Hams/AFP)


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