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Israel, Gaza Escalation Put Out as Ceasefire Reached - Reports

© AP Photo / Adel HanaPalestinian protesters run to cover from teargas fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes with Israeli troops along Gaza's border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Friday, April 6, 2018
Palestinian protesters run to cover from teargas fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes with Israeli troops along Gaza's border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Friday, April 6, 2018 - Sputnik International
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Israel and Gaza Strip's armed groups have reached ceasefire on Saturday, media reported.

A ceasefire have been reached between Israel and armed groups in Gaza Strip, ending the current round of escalation on the border, Al Arabiya reported.

The groups have announced a ceasefire with Israel after two days of clashes, the news channel said.

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Reuters also quoted an anonymous Palestinian official familiar with talks as saying that "Egyptian and international efforts succeeded in ending the current round of escalation."

Previously, the Israeli Air Force reported making airstrikes on military targets in the Gaza Strip, while the IDF reported that Hamas fired 17 missiles from Gaza.

READ MORE: Israeli Jets Hit Dozens of Palestinian Military Targets in Gaza Strip (VIDEO)

Tensions on the Israeli border with Gaza had flared up after the start of the Great March of Return rally, which began on March 30, in order to mark the 70th anniversary of the foundation of Israel and protest the moving of the US embassy to Jerusalem. Over 60 Palestinians were reported killed and thousands of others wounded by the Israeli forces in the course of two days amid raging hostilities.

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