10 things you need to know today: May 14, 2023

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Rockets fired toward Israel in the Gaza Strip.
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1. Ceasefire appears to hold between Israel and Gaza militants

A tense ceasefire between Israeli forces and militants from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) appeared to hold Sunday, at least for the most part. The truce comes following a series of rocket attacks from the PIJ-held Gaza Strip late Saturday night, causing Israel to launch a counterattack. The temporary peace agreement, which was brokered by Egypt, was penned after five days of deadly fighting between the two sides, with PIJ forces reportedly launching over 1,200 rockets into Israel and Israel retaliating with numerous strikes of their own. However, how long the truce will last remains to be seen, as roads were reportedly closed near the Gaza border for fear of possible landmines.

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