Islamic Jihad official confirms ceasefire reached, will come into effect at 10 p.m.

A senior official in Islamic Jihad in Gaza confirms a ceasefire has been reached with Israel.

Mohamad al-Hindi tells the Al Kahera Wal Nas channel that the Egyptian-brokered deal will go into effect at 10 p.m. local time (1900 GMT).

“Now, this agreement has been reached thanks to continuous Egyptian effort. We appreciate this effort,” he says.

— With AP

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