Israel and Hamas would be “close” to an agreement for a ceasefire. This was reported to the Times of Israel by a diplomatic source aware of the initiatives to agree on a truce. According to the source, the agreement should be reached “within two days at the latest”.
In the meantime, Israel has decided to partially open the Kerem Shalom crossing with Gaza tomorrow, allowing the entry of fuel to power the only power plant in the Gaza Strip, explains ‘Sky News Arabia’.
“Exchange of views with EU High Representative Josep Borrell on how the US-EU partnership can help end the ongoing violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Everyone must be able to enjoy equal measures of freedom, security, prosperity and democracy “. Meanwhile, on Twitter, the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken.
“Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi. The secretary discussed US efforts to end the violence, which has resulted in the deaths of Israeli and Palestinian civilians, including children.” , then reports the spokesman Ned Price, underlining that in the interview the Secretary also expressed “deep concern”.
Bliken and Ashkenazi, Price adds, “discussed the path to follow and the Secretary assured that the United States will remain engaged with Israel, the Palestinian Authority and other stakeholders in the region” to “ease tensions and end hostilities” .