US president Biden hails Israel-Gaza ceasefire

US President Joe Biden has said the Israel-Gaza ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip will bring genuine opportunity for progress.

Speaking a few hours after the truce call, Biden condoled the mourning families promising full assistance for the affected communities and reconstruction of the destruction caused.

The Israel-Gaza ceasefire began early Friday, bringing to an end 11 days of fighting.

More than 240 people were killed, most of them being from Gaza.

Palestinians poured on to the streets of Gaza soon after the truce began.

However a Hamas official warned the group had not let down its guard.

Both Israel and Hamas have claimed victory in the conflict.

Israel’s military said it was removing nearly all emergency restrictions on movement throughout the country.

Fighting broke out on 10th May, weeks after tensions between Israel and Palestine rose.

The tensions were glued on the occupation of East Jerusalem that culminated in clashes at a holy site revered by both Muslims and Jews.

Hamas began firing rockets after warning Israel to withdraw from the site, triggering retaliatory air strikes by Israeli forces.

According to Gaza’s health ministry, at least 232 people, including more than 100 women and children, were killed in Gaza.

Israel has said it killed at least 225 militants during the fighting.

Hamas has not given casualty figures for fighters claiming they don’t give fatality records for its servicemen.

In Israel 12 people, including two children, were killed.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.