The Palestinian Islamic Jihad says that an ceasefire with Israel was agreed upon after at least 34 people were killed in air raids in Gaza.
The ceasefire was in effect at 5.30 am local time (03: 30 GMT), said group spokesman Musab Al-Braim told Reuters news agency, calling it an imminent threat. Israel unleashed the firefight by killing the top commander of the Gaza faction.
] The Gaza Ministry of Health said the death toll rose to 34 in two days after Israeli air strikes, including eight members of the Abu Malhous family. At least 63 Israelis were treated for injuries from Gaza rocket attacks.
A top Egyptian official told AFP that his country had made efforts to end the two days of fighting in which Israel bombed dozens of homes and farms in the Gaza Strip. The besieged Palestinian enclave.
According to an Islamic jihad official, the agreement must ensure that the Palestinian factions in Gaza regain their calm and "maintain peace" during the demonstrations, while Israel cease hostilities and "ensure a ceasefire" during the demonstrations Palestinians ,
Israel-Gaza clashes escalate after the Islamic Jihad commander was killed.
There was no immediate confirmation of the Israeli agreement.
After the Israeli attack on Tuesday killing Islamic Jihad commander Baha'a Abu al-Atta in Gaza, both sides had exchanged fire and Israel. The military said it had received more than 350 incoming missiles.
Israel said Atta was responsible for rocket fire and other attacks and was planning more violence. The military called him a "ticking bomb".
Air raid sirens howled in Israel, and fireballs exploded as air defense missiles intercepted missiles and stormed Israelis into bomb shelters.
In Gaza, the inhabitants lamented the dead in front of a mortuary and mourned for them.
Nickolay Mladenov, United Nations envoy, arrived in Cairo on Wednesday afternoon. He should hold talks to end the fighting.
The United Nations and Egypt were instrumental in brokering earlier truces between armed people from Israel and the Gaza Strip.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that Islamic jihad must stop its rocket attacks or "absorb more and more blows".
Muslim jihad spokesman Musab al-Barayem had said that the group was not interested in mediation because it was taking revenge on the murder of one of its commanders.
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said the death toll in two days after Israeli air raids had risen to 34 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu]