Ceasefire takes effect, Gaza celebrates Gaza News
Thousands of people in the Gaza Strip and throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory poured into the streets to celebrate the ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian armed groups.
Ceasefire is popular Internationally, Egypt was surrounded by middlemen in the early hours of Friday morning, carrying out 11 days of endless bomb attacks in the enclave, and thousands of rockets from the zone ruled by Hamas (Haras) fired into Israel.
A statement from the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that late Thursday, the security cabinet “unanimously accepted the proposal to accept Egypt’s unconditional… ceasefire initiative.”
The Palestinian groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad subsequently confirmed the ceasefire in a statement and stated that the ceasefire will take effect at 2 am on Friday (Thursday at 23:00 GMT).
The Israeli bombing of Gaza killed 232 Palestinians, including 65 children, and caused extensive damage to the already impoverished territory. In Israel, 12 people were killed, including two children.
The following are the latest updates:
Start a ceasefire like “the first day of Eid al-Fitr”
Al Jazeera’s Youmna al-Sayed reported from Gaza City that after the ceasefire took effect, the Palestinians began to celebrate.
She said: “It is great for them to start cheering and cheering on God.” “For them today, this is actually considered the first day of the Eid al-Fitr religious holiday because the aggression started before the last day of Ramadan. , They didn’t really celebrate Eid al-Fitr.”
Sayed, standing among the ruins of the bombed house, said that the displaced families had returned from a UN-run school, where they “faced very bad humanitarian conditions”, and they lived there.
She said: “There is no water, no electricity, and they didn’t take anything there.” “However, in this case, these people are also affected by the extremely high poverty and unemployment crisis in the Gaza Strip and the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip. The restrictions on supplies have become more complicated. They have no choice but to wait for funding for their housing construction again.”
Israel and Hamas must be based on a ceasefire agreement: European Commission
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, welcomed the ceasefire agreement and urged both parties to continue their efforts on this basis.
“I urge both parties to consolidate and stabilize the situation for a long time. Only a political solution can bring lasting peace and security to all.
I welcome the ceasefire that entered into force between Israel and Hamas at 2 o’clock this morning.
I urge both parties to consolidate and stabilize the situation for a long time.
Only a political solution can bring lasting peace and security to all.
-Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) May 21, 2021
China will provide humanitarian assistance to help Gaza recover
The official media quoted Tian Lin, a spokesperson for the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), as saying that China will provide assistance to Israel to help treat the injured and provide new shelters for those homeless due to Israeli air strikes in Gaza.
Israel is skeptical of the government’s suspicions, and the attack makes Hamas back down
According to Al Jazeera’s Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett of Israel’s Al Jazeera in West Jerusalem, Israel has expressed doubts about the bombing and ceasefire in Gaza, despite the country’s defense minister’s claims that the attack has retreated Hamas.
Fawcett said: “In addition to causing more damage and more deaths, what else is causing anyone’s concern,” Fawcett pointed out: “In a sense, all of this has been said before.”
Hamas remains “triggered” after ceasefire
A Hamas official told Reuters that Israel must stop its violations in occupied East Jerusalem and address the losses caused by the Gaza bombing after the ceasefire, warning that the organization is still “working”.
Ezzat El-Reshiq, a member of the Hamas Politburo, said: “The battle is indeed over today, but Netanyahu and the world should know that we have mastered the hands-on capabilities, and we will Continue to enhance this resistance.
El-Reshiq said the movement’s requirements also included protecting the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and ending the deportation of several Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem, which he described as “a Red line”.
El Resik said: “What happened after the battle of the’Sword of Jerusalem’ was different from before because the Palestinian people supported the resistance and knew that the resistance would liberate their land and protect its holy land.”
Reconstruction of Gaza after the ceasefire “difficult challenge”
According to reports from Gaza, Al Jazeera’s Youmna Al Sayed said that as soon as the ceasefire started, some people in the Gaza Strip took refuge in school buildings after their houses were damaged in an Israeli raid.
But she said that many residents’ houses were completely destroyed, and the task of rebuilding the city would be a “difficult challenge” due to the closure of the border crossing starving key building materials, fuel and other necessities in Gaza.
She said: “We are talking about rebuilding a territory that has already suffered from severe economic conditions, high unemployment and the coronavirus outbreak.”
Celebrating ceasefire in Gaza 11 days after bombing
More images came in celebrating Friday’s ceasefire in Palestine.
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