While political leaders struggled to conclude a truce deal in Cairo, medics said four Palestinians were killed in Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday night, bringing the day’s death toll to 27.
Two brothers — Abed Abu Mour, 24, and Khalid Abu Mour, 19, — were killed in an Israeli airstrike on the al-Juneina district of Rafah.
An earlier airstrike killed another two brothers in Deir al-Balah, medics said. They were identified as Salim Ayish Abu Sitta and his brother Muhammad.
Meanwhile, witnesses reported heavy artillery shelling in the northern Gaza Strip.
The violence continued unabated as Hams officials said a ceasefire had been reached and would go into effect within hours.