21 April 2021 By BBC
A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas has come into effect.
Report says the ceasefire began early today, bringing to an end 11 days of bombardment in which more than 240 people have died, most of them in Gaza.
According to the report Palestinians took to the streets of Gaza soon after the truce began, while a Hamas official warned that its hands “are on the trigger”.
Both Israel and Hamas have claimed victory in the conflict.
US President Joe Biden said the ceasefire has brought “genuine opportunity” for progress