August 27, 2014 – After months of bloodshed, a final and permanent ceasefire have been reached between Israel and Palestine leading to wild spread jubilation.
The ceasefire was brokered in Cairo by the Egyptian authorities. So far Hamas officials have declared the truce victory for the resistance, noting that Hamas achieved what other Arab armies have been unable to achieve, while Spokesman for Israeli government, Mr. Mark Regev disclaim Hamas’ claim noting that Hamas accepted the truce it rejected weeks back after massive bloodshed which could have been avoided.
Under the deal Israel will ease blockade on Palestine to allow building materials and aid into Palestine.
According to Palestinian officials, the ceasefire called for an indefinite end to hostilities, the immediate opening of Gaza’s crossings with Israel and Egypt, and an extension of the territory’s Mediterranean fishing zone.
Israel and Egypt also guarantees that weapons would not be smuggled into Gaza. So far 2,142 Palestinians mostly civilians including 577 children have been killed in the violence while 66 Israeli soldiers and four civilians have been killed. Over 11,000 people were injured.
The UN estimates that 283, 220 are residents of Palestine are in refugee camps while about 17,000 homes were destroyed. Hamas officials say it will take 7- 10 years to rebuild Gaza.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE TRUCE
Israel to open more of its Gaza crossings, while Egypt will open Rafah. The Palestinian authority are now allowed to take over Gaza’s borders.
Palestinians to lead rebuilding efforts, while Israel is to reduce security buffer inside Gaza, from 300m to 100m. Israel will extend fishing limit off Gaza’s coast from three to six miles, with the possibility of extending it further.