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Israel: Talks on Gaza will only happen if attacks end

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's spokesman has said that talks in Egypt will only go ahead if there is a "total end to terror attacks from Gaza".


Israel accepts Egyptian ceasefire proposal, as we did 7/15. Cairo talks on Gaza's future only if total end to terror attacks from Gaza.

Gaza celebrates 'victory' after seven-week conflict

Hundreds of Palestinians have spilled onto the streets of Gaza City to celebrate the announcement of a ceasefire which is being claimed as a victory by Hamas.

Drivers honked their horns and people walked through the streets cheering and waving Palestinian flags.

One reveller, named Mahmoud Saadeldeen, said: "It's an indescribable feeling ... we were holding on and waiting and thanks to God we won and the blood of our martyrs was not spilled in vain."


UN chief: Violation of ceasefire would be 'irresponsible'

A spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has said that any violation of the ceasefire agreed today would be "utterly irresponsible".

He said the blockade of Gaza must end, and that the territory must be brought back under the control of one legitimate Palestinian government adhering to Palestine Liberation Organisation commitments.

"Israel's legitimate security concerns must be addressed," he added.

Palestinians celebrate 'victory' over Israel

Palestinian children celebrate.
Masked Palestinian children wearing Hamas' armed wing headbands celebrate with others what they said was a victory over Israel. Credit: Reuters

Hundreds of Palestinians have taken to the streets to celebrate what some see as a victory over Israel as the latest ceasefire begins.

 MIDEAST-GAZARTR43V7K26 Aug. 2014Gaza City, Palestinian TerritoriesPalestinians celebrate what they said was a victory over Israel, following a ceasefire in Gaza City.
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