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Israel And Palestine Declare Ceasefire After 3 Days Of Violence

An Egypt-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants reached late Sunday, August 7th, ended an intense fight that killed 44 people, including 15 young children, and wounded 360 in the enclave, according to Gaza’s health ministry. Israel had, since Friday, August 5th, launched heavy artillery and aerial bombardment of Islamic Jihad positions in Gaza, leading the terrorists to fire more than a thousand rockets in retaliation, according to the Israeli army.

As a relative calm returned to Gaza on Monday with electricity being restored, Palestinians tried to salvage their belongings from the rubble of collapsed homes and start clearing the debris on the street. “We received the news of the ceasefire with joy and happiness, and we went back to our work,” said Hazem Douima, Gaza shopkeeper. “We did not want more bloodshed.”

Bereaved families took the opportunity to bury their dead, including at one funeral joined by hundreds of mourners in Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, where a family laid to rest four minors who were killed in the conflict. “Gaza is tending to its wounds,” said Mohammed Alai, a resident.