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“Israel-Palestine reach ceasefire after days of violence”

Israel and Palestinians agree to ceasefire ending days of fighting and bloodshed


After 11 days of back-and-forth airstrikes and rocket attacks, Israel and Hamas have agreed to a ceasefire. The deal brokered by Egypt has ended one of the deadliest bouts of violence in the long-running conflict in the region between Israel and Palestine.

The Details

The agreement came into effect on Friday, May 13th, at 2 a.m. local time, following a meeting of the Israeli security cabinet and endorsement from the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office. Hamas followed suit, with a statement from its leader in Gaza welcoming the ceasefire.

Prior to the ceasefire, at least 240 people have been killed in Gaza, including 65 children. Israel has stated that 12 people have been killed, including two children. Hundreds more have been injured on both sides.

The ceasefire agreement aims to end all hostilities, including rocket fire from Hamas, incendiary balloons, and other provocations, as well as Israeli attacks. The deal also includes measures to address humanitarian issues in Gaza, including the easing of restrictions on the territory.

International Reaction

The ceasefire has been welcomed by leaders from across the world. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres described it as “a crucial step towards reducing tensions” and called on both sides to “show maximum restraint.”

US President Joe Biden, who had come under intense pressure for his cautious response, praised the ceasefire as a “genuine opportunity” for progress and stated that the US will continue to support peace efforts.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson also welcomed the ceasefire, stating that the priority was now “to build on this ceasefire in order to make real progress towards a more stable and positive future for Israelis and Palestinians alike.”

While the ceasefire provides temporary relief, the underlying issues that led to the conflict remain unresolved. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has deep roots and there have been numerous attempts at negotiation and peace talks, all of which have failed to yield a lasting resolution.

The Way Forward

It remains to be seen what the long-term implications of the ceasefire will be. The goodwill generated by the agreement may provide a basis for further talks and negotiations, but there are significant obstacles to overcome.

The issue of settlements in the West Bank, which Israel sees as rightfully theirs and Palestinians as their land, remains a contentious issue. Human rights abuses and restrictions on the movement of people and goods are also sources of tension. Until these issues are addressed, it is likely that tensions will flare up again, potentially leading to further conflict.

Despite the challenges, the ceasefire provides a glimmer of hope. It demonstrates that progress is possible, and that diplomacy and negotiation can be successful in resolving even the most intractable of conflicts. All parties must now work to build on this momentum and take concrete steps towards lasting peace and stability in the region.


The ceasefire between Israel and Palestine is certainly a welcome development, but it is only the beginning. The underlying issues of the conflict must be addressed if lasting peace is to be achieved. The international community must continue to support efforts towards reconciliation and work to ensure that both sides can coexist in peace and security. Ultimately, the goal must be a resolution that recognizes the legitimate rights and aspirations of both Israelis and Palestinians.

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