Nickolay Mladenov, UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, said that Egypt and the UN worked hard to prevent the most dangerous escalation in and around Gaza from leading to a war.
In Twitter remarks on Thursday morning, Mladenov warned that the coming hours and days would be critical and called on all parties to show restraint and do their part to prevent further bloodshed
“The Middle East does not need more wars,” he said.
An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire agreement was reportedly reached between the Palestinian resistance and Israel, and already came into effect at 05:30 am on Thursday, November 14.
Al-Jazeera channel quoted unnamed sources as saying that the Islamic Jihad Movement and Israel accepted an Egyptian request for a ceasefire starting today morning.