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Food aid convoy for 150,000 people enters Gaza

A United Nations World Food Programme convoy carrying food for 150,000 people has entered Gaza for the first time since 2007, it has been announced.

The aid reached the Rafah crossing from Egypt after a seven-hour drive from Alexandria, the organisation said.

An open-ended ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has so far held, with both sides claiming victory after the seven-week conflict.

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End of Gaza conflict leaves a heavy human toll

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:

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