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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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."

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