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Rockets have been launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel. Associated Press/Photo by Hatem Moussa

Egypt pushes cease-fire for Israel, Palestinians

The Israeli Defense Forces on Thursday said it targeted the commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s rocket unit in its latest round of airstrikes. He was killed in Gaza with two other men Israel says were militant operatives. At least 28 people have died and 76 people have been injured in Gaza since Israeli airstrikes began on Tuesday, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. Militants in Palestine have fired hundreds of rockets toward southern Israel in retaliation, according to the IDF. One 70-year-old man was killed.

Are there any signs that the fighting could end soon? Egypt began negotiating an end to the fighting on Wednesday. Chair of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Yuli Edelstein on Thursday told an Israeli radio station that Israel could not accept the Islamic Jihad’s terms for a cease-fire. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Thursday called on other countries to help end the conflict.

Dig deeper: Listen to Emma Freire, Myrna Brown, and Paul Butler’s report on The World and Everything in It podcast about Israel’s judicial reform.

Lauren Canterberry

Lauren Canterberry is a reporter for WORLD. She graduated from the World Journalism Institute and the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism, both in 2017. She worked as a local reporter in Texas and now lives in Georgia with her husband.

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