Palestinians Celebrate Victory against Israel – PRESSTV

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Gazans celebrate victory after seven weeks of resistance against the Israeli offensive against the Palestinians of the coastal enclave.

On Tuesday, Palestinian groups and Egyptian mediators confirmed that the Cairo-based talks ended in truce.

Palestinians poured into the streets of the war-torn sliver to celebrate as the Egyptian-brokered truce took effect at 1600 GMT.

People and traffic filled the streets with drivers honking horns and crowds chanting slogans.

The truce stipulates the removal of Israeli blockade as well as the provision of a guarantee that Palestinian demands will be met.

Crossings between Israel and Gaza will open and the two sides will continue holding indirect talks, according to the deal.

The Palestinian territory’s fishing zone will also be widened in the Mediterranean.

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas said the deal marks a victory for Palestinians and called for mass rallies in the occupied West Bank.

“Today we declare the victory of the resistance, today we declare the victory of Gaza,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said.

Israeli warplanes and tanks started pounding the blockaded enclave in early July, inflicting heavy losses on the Palestinian land.

Some 2,139 Palestinians, mostly civilians, including women, children and the elderly, were killed in 50 days of the Israeli onslaught on Gaza. Around 11,000 others were injured.

Tel Aviv says 69 Israelis have been killed in the conflict, but Hamas puts the number at more than 150.




  1. Rebecca Gingrich says:

    I would love to believe this but when has israel ever lived up to a ‘truce’?? israel wants that land and what israel wants israel gets. They have never told the truth and never obeyed any ‘agreement’. The only reason this ‘truce’ was agreed to by isreal is that they need their resources to promote WW111 with Russia.

  2. I agree with Rebecca Gingrich: I bet the first thing the ‘Jews’ did was mutter the ‘Kol Nidre’.

    On the other hand, it’s nice something positive *may* have come out of this.

  3. What a fantastic picture.

    It embodies the human spirit of the Palestinian people.

    After Malta survived the Nazi onslaught during WW2, the British king awarded the islanders the Victoria Cross. Not sure-given the Jewish provenance of Britain’s royal family-the brave Palestinians will achieve the same accolade.

    I used to teach in Egypt and we had a number of Palestinians in our school. They were without exception lovely children.

    I have nothing but respect for their struggle and the bravery and fortitude they have shown in the face of human indifference over a century.

    I have nothing but contempt for the ethno-supremacist Israeli statelet where hatred for the rest of humanity is drummed into them from an early age. Israel does not deserve to survive let alone enlarge itself at the expense of all its Arab neighbours.

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