Israel has intensified its bombing of Gaza, destroying the headquarters of the Hamas government in the city and dozens of other buildings. A ground offensive might be imminent
The Islamist militant group Hamas has said that a deal has been reached between the Palestinians and Israel to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip. There was no immediate comment from Israel.
Israel and the Palestinians have agreed on a ceasefire that is meant to bring a long-term end to the fighting in the Gaza Strip. The deal was first announced by Hamas, before being confirmed by Egyptian mediators.
Both Israel and Hamas have proclaimed themselves victors in this latest, seven-week conflict. Despite the ceasefire, DW's Anne Allmeling says both sides have a lot more to lose.
Thousands of Palestinians have taken to the streets of the Gaza Strip to celebrate the news of a truce meant to end weeks of fighting. Palestinian militant groups have sought to frame the truce as a victory over Israel.
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