Cease-fire between Hamas and Israel continues to hold.
The cease-fire between Hamas and Israel continued to hold on Thursday, two days after it went into effect and ended 50 days of fighting between the two sides.
Hamas declared victory following the cease-fire, with celebratory parades in Gaza. Hamas’ deputy political leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, emerged from hiding and made his first public appearance at a rally in Gaza City on Wednesday evening.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared in a press conference on Wednesday that Israel had secured a “great military and political” achievement in the Gaza war and that Hamas had been dealt a “heavy blow.”
8:23 A.M. 12 Palestinians arrested overnight in West Bank, including seven Hamas members, according to the IDF (Gili Cohen)