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Palestinians welcomed a long-term ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas, which put a stop to seven weeks of bombings.
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Thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip celebrated a long-term ceasefire deal, agreed to between Hamas and Israel, that put an end to seven weeks of fighting that claimed the lives of 2,143 Palestinians in the besieged Palestinian enclave.

Hamas' exiled deputy leader, Moussa Abu Marzouk, said the agreement was a "victory for the [Palestinian] resistance".

Meanwhile, Ofir Gendelman, an Israeli prime minister's office spokesman, said the operations in Gaza were a victory for Israel. "Hamas gave in and accepted the same Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire it rejected until now," Gendelman said.

Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev told Al Jazeera that the bloodshed could have been "avoided" if Hamas had accepted the July 15 ceasefire agreement.

Under the ceasefire deal, Israel will ease restrictions on the entry of goods, humanitarian aid and construction materials into Gaza, and expand the offshore area open to Palestinian fishermen to six nautical miles.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas hailed the agreement as a chance to "build a new nation and end the occupation", before thanking Egypt, Qatar and the US for their roles in brokering the agreement made during indirect talks in Cairo.

Speaking to AFP news agency, Palestinians in Gaza said they were optimistic that the current ceasefire would last and allow Gaza to re-build. "We were able to sleep," said Alaa al-Jaro in Gaza City. "We had the best sleep ever after the Israeli aggression ended."

"A ceasefire has been signed, and this time it should last, not like before," 16-year-old Raed Alaa Habeb from Gaza City's battered Shujayea neighbourhood told AFP. "We trust in this ceasefire."


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Thousands of Palestinians celebrated in Gaza after Israel and Palestinian groups agreed to an open-ended ceasefire to end seven weeks of fighting in Gaza.



/AP Photo/Khalil Hamra
Under the ceasefire deal, Israel will ease restrictions on the entry of goods, humanitarian aid and construction materials into Gaza, and it expanded the offshore area open to Palestinian fishermen to six nautical miles.


/AP Photo/Khalil Hamra

Talks on crucial issues, such as Hamas' demands for a seaport and the release of political prisoners, and Israel's call to disarm Gaza's armed groups, will be delayed until negotiations resume in Cairo next month.



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Hamas' exiled deputy leader, Moussa Abu Marzouk, said the agreement was a 'victory for the resistance'.



/Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Ofir Gendelman, an Israeli spokesperson, said Israel's operations in Gaza were a victory for Israel, however.



/AP Photo/Adel Hana

Palestinian cars lined the main road in Gaza, as people celebrated the end of the war.



/AP Photo/Adel Hana

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the deal was an opportunity to 'build a new nation'.



/AP Photo/Adel Hana

Crowds took to the bombed-out streets of Gaza to celebrate the end of hostilities. Many used the V-sign, to signify Palestinian victory over Israel.



/AP Photo/Adel Hana

A total of 2,142 Palestinians, most of them civilians, including more than 490 children, have been killed in Gaza since Israel began its offensive on July 8.



/Ahmed Zakot/Reuters
Palestinians returned to their houses in the Shujayea neighborhood, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during the Israeli offensive.


/Mohammed Salem/Reuters

People in and around the war-torn enclave enjoyed a welcome night of peace. The ceasefire has held so far, with no Israeli air strikes or Palestinian rockets reported.




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Thousands of Palestinians celebrated in Gaza after Israel and Palestinian groups agreed to an open-ended ceasefire to end seven weeks of fighting in Gaza.

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Talks on crucial issues, such as Hamas(***) demands for a seaport and the release of political prisoners, and Israel(***)s call to disarm Gaza(***)s armed groups, will be delayed until negotiations resume in Cairo next month.

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Hamas(***) exiled deputy leader, Moussa Abu Marzouk, said the agreement was a (***)victory for the resistance(***).

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Ofir Gendelman, an Israeli spokesperson, said Israel(***)s operations in Gaza were a victory for Israel, however.

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Palestinian cars lined the main road in Gaza, as people celebrated the end of the war.

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the deal was an opportunity to (***)build a new nation(***).

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Crowds took to the bombed-out streets of Gaza to celebrate the end of hostilities. Many used the V-sign, to signify Palestinian victory over Israel.

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A total of 2,142 Palestinians, most of them civilians, including more than 490 children, have been killed in Gaza since Israel began its offensive on July 8.

;*;Palestinians returned to their houses in the Shujayea neighborhood, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during the Israeli offensive.;*;

People in and around the war-torn enclave enjoyed a welcome night of peace. The ceasefire has held so far, with no Israeli air strikes or Palestinian rockets reported.

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Thousands of Palestinians celebrated in Gaza after Israel and Palestinian groups agreed an open-ended ceasefire to end seven weeks of fighting in Gaza.

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Thousands of Palestinians celebrated in Gaza after Israel and Palestinian groups agreed an open-ended ceasefire to end seven weeks of fighting in Gaza.

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Under the ceasefire deal, Israel will ease restrictions on the entry of goods, humanitarian aid and construction materials into Gaza, and it expanded the offshore area open to Palestinian fishermen to six nautical miles.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_celebrations/slideshow/no-caption/4e26e467b1d4eee236754ab57adc393eAP Photo/Khalil Hamra

Under the ceasefire deal, Israel will ease restrictions on the entry of goods, humanitarian aid and construction materials into Gaza, and it expanded the offshore area open to Palestinian fishermen to six nautical miles.

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But talks on crunch issues such as Hamas' demands for a port and an
airport and the release of prisoners, as well as Israel's calls to disarm
militant groups, will be delayed until the negotiators return to Cairo within the coming month.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_celebrations/slideshow/no-caption/e6b3b80a703f948be0df20638d26b572AP Photo/Khalil Hamra

But talks on crunch issues such as Hamas' demands for a port and an
airport and the release of prisoners, as well as Israel's calls to disarm
militant groups, will be delayed until the negotiators return to Cairo within the coming month.

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Hamas' exiled deputy leader, Moussa Abu Marzouk, said the agreement was a 'victory for the resistance'.

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Hamas' exiled deputy leader, Moussa Abu Marzouk, said the agreement was a 'victory for the resistance'.

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However, Ofir Gendelman, the Israeli prime minister's spokesman on the Arab world, said operations in Gaza were a victory for Israel. Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev told Al Jazeera that the bloodshed could have been "avoided" if Hamas had accepted the July 15 ceasefire agreement.

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However, Ofir Gendelman, the Israeli prime minister's spokesman on the Arab world, said operations in Gaza were a victory for Israel. Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev told Al Jazeera that the bloodshed could have been "avoided" if Hamas had accepted the July 15 ceasefire agreement.

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Palestinian vehicles light in the darkness as they celebrate the cease-fire between Palestinians and Israelis at the main road in Gaza, in the northern Gaza Strip.

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Palestinian vehicles light in the darkness as they celebrate the cease-fire between Palestinians and Israelis at the main road in Gaza, in the northern Gaza Strip.

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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said from the occupied West Bank that a formula had been accepted by all parties and that a ceasefire had gone into effect at 1600 GMT on Tuesday.

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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said from the occupied West Bank that a formula had been accepted by all parties and that a ceasefire had gone into effect at 1600 GMT on Tuesday.

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Crowds took to the bombed-out streets of Gaza to celebrate the end of hostilities. Many used the v-sign to signify Palestinian victory over Israel.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_celebrations/slideshow/no-caption/189703c650595e477aeed25614200a0cAP Photo/Adel Hana

Crowds took to the bombed-out streets of Gaza to celebrate the end of hostilities. Many used the v-sign to signify Palestinian victory over Israel.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_celebrations/slideshow/no-caption/958816c6793b7c445df64614f227a8e6

A total of 2,142 people, most of them civilians including more than 490 children, have been killed in Gaza since war broke out on July 8.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_celebrations/slideshow/no-caption/958816c6793b7c445df64614f227a8e6AP Photo/Adel Hana

A total of 2,142 people, most of them civilians including more than 490 children, have been killed in Gaza since war broke out on July 8.

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Palestinians returned to their houses in the Shujayea neighborhood, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during the Israeli offensive.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_celebrations/slideshow/no-caption/b2c10b432d7aad7609f04416d71e2256Ahmed Zakot/Reuters

Palestinians returned to their houses in the Shujayea neighborhood, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during the Israeli offensive.

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Millions in and around the war-torn enclave enjoyed a welcome night of peace during which there were no strikes on Gaza, nor Palestinian rockets fired at Israel, the Israeli army said.

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Millions in and around the war-torn enclave enjoyed a welcome night of peace during which there were no strikes on Gaza, nor Palestinian rockets fired at Israel, the Israeli army said.



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