Gaza conflict: Israel lifts restrictions, Palestinians say truce reached
Smoke rises after an Israeli air raid on homes in Gaza City Sunday. Photo: Mohamed Zarandah/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Israel's army lifted security restrictions, as Palestinian leaders said they had agreed to a ceasefire following 2 days of deadly violence in the region, Reuters and AFP reported Monday, citing officials with knowledge of the agreement.
Details: Israel didn't confirm the Palestinian report, but the Times of Israel noted that the lifting of restrictions at 7 am local time for people living along the Gaza border and schools announcing they would open indicated "a truce had indeed been reached." Palestinian medical officials reported 25 deaths, including 3 women, 2 babies and at least 10 militants, per AP. AFP reports 4 civilians in Israel were killed.
The big picture: The fighting has been the bloodiest between the 2 sides since Israel's 2014 war with Hamas — the last time Israeli civilians were killed in fighting, per Axios' Zachary Basu.