Photos Show Celebrations in Gaza as Israel & Hamas Peace Agreement Begins

Photos Show Celebrations in Gaza as Israel & Hamas Peace Agreement Begins

- The streets of Gaza were filled with people celebrating as the country entered into a peace agreement with Hamas

- The unconditional ceasefire agreement comes after 11 days of extreme unrest between the two nations

- The conflict began after armed Israeli law enforcement stormed a Mosque in Jerusalem

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The people of Gaza can finally breathe easily after their country entered into an unconditional cease-fire agreement with the people of Israel. Gaza streets were filled with cheers as Palestinians celebrated the sound of fireworks instead of bombs and grenades.

Their jubilation comes after a peace deal was brokered in Egypt that brought an end to the 10 days of violence and unrest between Israel and Palestinian people that started after a group of Israeli forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

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Snaps Show Celebrations in Gaza as Israel & Hamas Peace Agreement Begins
These children were part of the Gaza celebrations. Image: Rahim Khatib/Anadolu Agency
Source: Getty Images

Various photographs shared online show the Palestinians with big smiles on their faces as they carry one another on their shoulders and hold up their cellphone lights to celebrate the end of a heartbreaking war.

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Snaps Show Celebrations in Gaza as Israel & Hamas Peace Agreement Begins
The people of Gaza can finally rest easy after nearly two weeks of unrest. Image: Rahim Khatib/Anadolu Agency
Source: Getty Images

Insider reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to contribute towards getting Gaza back to its former state. He did however add that he would not be working with Palestinian and not Hamas authorities.

The New York Times reported that Hamas authorities have promised to keep to the agreement as long as the other side holds up their end of the bargain.

Briefly News previously reported that a report by Reuters indicates that no fewer than 20 people, including nine children, were killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza amid violent clashes over Jerusalem, Palestinian officials have confirmed.

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The airstrikes were launched after Palestinian militant groups fired rockets close to the holy city on Monday, May 10. According to Israel’s military, the strikes were carried out against armed groups, rocket launchers and military posts in Gaza after militants fired on the area for the first time since 2014.

It was gathered that the fight between the armed factions started as a result of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police at Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

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