Palestinians in Gaza Strip celebrate cease-fire

AP , Friday 21 May 2021

Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip are taking to the streets to celebrate the cease-fire reached after an 11-day war between Hamas and Israel

Gaza celebrate after ceasefire. AFP
A man flashes the V-sign for victory as people celebrate in front of a destroyed building the ceasefire brokered by Egypt between Israel and the two main Palestinian armed groups in Gaza on May 20, 2021. (Photo: AFP)

Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip are taking to the streets to celebrate the cease-fire reached after an 11-day war between Hamas and Israel.

At 2:00 a.m., just as the cease-fire took effect, frenzy of life returned to the streets of Gaza. People went out from their homes in the night for the first time since the war began, shouting ``Allahu Akbar,'' whistling from balconies, and many firing in the air.

More rallies are expected across the Gaza Strip later Friday.

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