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25 Feb 2020 | 04:43 AM UTC

Israel/Palestinian Terr.: Ceasefire reached amid airstrikes February 24 /update 5

A ceasefire is reached between PIJ and Israeli forces on February 24; follow authority directives



Israeli forces and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) militants have reportedly reached a ceasefire in the evening (local time) on Monday, February 24, following two consecutive days of clashes along the Israeli-Gaza border. Authorities seek to open the Eres crossing point to allow foreigners and those in need of medical care to enter Israel. According to Israeli authorities, about 80 rockets have been fired by Islamic Jihad into Israeli territory since Sunday, February 23, most of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome.

It remains unclear as of Tuesday, February 25, as to how long the ceasefire will last.


Individuals in Israel and the Palestinian Territories are advised to monitor developments to the situation and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

Some Western governments advise their citizens against all travel to the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and areas near the Israeli-Lebanese, Israeli-Syrian, and Israeli-Egyptian borders.