Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire comes into effect after 11 days of deadly fighting

Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire comes into effect after 11 days of deadly fighting



A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip has come into effect.


The ceasefire was brokered by a coalition of US, Egypt, Jordan, UAE and the UN meeting with the Israeli and Palestinian government. The ceasefire began on Friday May 21, bringing an end to 11 days of fighting in which more than 240 people were killed, most of them Palestinians in Gaza.


Both Israel and Hamas have claimed victory in the conflict.


US President Joe Biden reacting to the truce said the ceasefire brought "genuine opportunity" for progress.






Soon after the ceasefire started at 02:00 on Friday (23:00 GMT on Thursday), large numbers of Palestinians took to the streets in cars and on foot to celebrate.


In Gaza, drivers honked their horns, while loudspeakers from mosques pronounced "the victory of the resistance".Latest Post Follow us on Google newsTwitter and on Facebook
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