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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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Gaza residents celebrate into night after ceasefire

Residents of Gaza have continued to fill the streets to celebrate the announcement of an open-ended ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

Residents wave flags on the streets of Gaza City. Credit: APTN

Hamas fighters are said to have viewed the ceasefire as a victory, though in truth there appears to be no clear victor from the seven-week conflict, in which 2,139 Palestinians are thought to have been killed.

Children offer peace signs to cameras. Credit: APTN

Palestinian and Egyptian officials said the deal, which was mediated in Cairo and took effect from Tuesday evening, called for an indefinite halt to hostilities, the immediate opening of Gaza's blockaded crossings with Israel and Egypt and a widening of the territory's fishing zone in the Mediterranean.

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