Celebrations in Gaza as Ceasefire Ends 11 Days of Violence

A ceasefire came into force between Israel and Gaza militants in the early hours of Friday, May 21, ending 11 days of conflict.

In a statement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his security cabinet had accepted the Egyptian initiative for a “mutual ceasefire without pre-conditions.”

At least 232 people were killed in Gaza as a result of Israeli airstrikes, while 12 people were killed in Israel in rocket barrages from Gaza.

This footage, shared on Instagram by local journalist Yaser Qudih, shows people celebrating the truce in Gaza City. Credit: Yasser Qudih via Storyful

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