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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Palestinian children 'celebrate victory over Israel'

Palestinian children holding heavy weapons filled the streets of Gaza to "celebrate victory over Israel" on the third day of the latest ceasefire.

A truce, which took effect on Tuesday evening, ended seven weeks of fighting that has killed more than following more than 2,000 Palestinians and 70 Israelis.

Palestinian boys, sitting on the shoulders of Islamic Jihad militants, hold weapons during a rally celebrating 'victory'. Credit: Reuters
A Palestinian girl wearing a headband pictured during a rally in Gaza. Credit: Reuters

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