Seven weeks of conflict between Israel and Hamas came to a halt today as both sides agreed to an open-ended ceasefire.
The truce was cautiously welcomes by the US, and the UN chief Ban Ki-Moon who warned than any violation of its conditions would be "utterly irresponsible".
The agreement will bring much-needed aid and construction supplies to the Gaza Strip, as well as the promise of further talks in Egypt within the next month.
ITV News' International Affairs Editor Rageh Omaar reports:
A number of immediate steps have been agreed, while more complex issues will be addressed in further talks set to begin within a month.
After the success of the Ice Bucket Challenge, the people of Gaza are using rubble and dirt instead of cold water to highlight their plight.