The Ultimate Cheatsheet Of Everything To Know About The Israel-Palestine Indefinite Ceasefire


Today, a long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestine went into effect, prompting people to take to the streets and celebrate after 7 weeks of brutal fighting.

Here's what you need to know:

An indefinite ceasefire has been established, halting 50 days of warfare between Israel and Palestine. Egypt helped mediate the agreement. The US sees this as positive.

The truce brings Israel and Palestine back to terms similar to those agreed upon after the 2012 Gaza war.

Israel agreed to ease restrictions on Gaza. More aid and construction materials will be allowed in, and border crossings will be opened immediately.

Palestinian fishermen can now go as far as six miles offshore, instead of just three.

Other Palestinian demands, such as the establishment of a seaport and an airport, are set to be discussed in the near future in Cairo. Israel would also like to see Gaza demilitarized.

There are many unanswered questions surrounding the future of Gaza.

Some feel that Hamas should have agreed upon a ceasefire long before this.

More than 2,100 people were killed during the fighting, including around 500 children. The majority of casualties were Palestinian.

Many people have been displaced from their homes, and many buildings have been destroyed as a consequence of this conflict.

There is no clear victor.

Yet, one might argue that Hamas won a political victory.

Some feel that this could signify a new era for Israel and Palestine.

Others are less hopeful and feel this is only temporary. Only time will tell.

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