The Palestinian Hamas movement denied information about the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip on October 16, according to the official Telegram channel of the movement’s spokesman Izzat al-Rishq.
“The information about the ceasefire and the opening of the Rafah crossing, which is circulating in some media outlets citing sources in Israel and the West, is not true,” he wrote.
A Hamas spokesman asked the media not to use sources that do not officially belong to the movement.
On the morning of October 16, the media reported that a truce had been declared for five hours in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Israeli Prime Minister’s office later denied the report.
Despite the continuation of hostilities, trucks with humanitarian aid are arriving at the Rafah checkpoint on the Strip’s border with Egypt.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency