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Israeli-Hamas truce takes hold after worst violence in years

People gesture near the rubble of a damaged building as Palestinians celebrate in the streets following a ceasefire, in Gaza City, May 21. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

People gesture near the rubble of a damaged building as Palestinians celebrate in the streets following a ceasefire, in Gaza City, May 21. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

People gesture near the rubble of a damaged building as Palestinians celebrate in the streets following a ceasefire, in Gaza City, May 21. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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An Israeli girl carries her belongings as she walks out from a public bomb shelter back home, following Israel-Hamas truce, in Ashkelon, Israel, May 21. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli girl carries her belongings as she walks out from a public bomb shelter back home, following Israel-Hamas truce, in Ashkelon, Israel, May 21. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli girl carries her belongings as she walks out from a public bomb shelter back home, following Israel-Hamas truce, in Ashkelon, Israel, May 21. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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Children gesture from a car driving past the rubble of a damaged building as Palestinians celebrate in the streets following a ceasefire, in Gaza City, May 21. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Children gesture from a car driving past the rubble of a damaged building as Palestinians celebrate in the streets following a ceasefire, in Gaza City, May 21. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Children gesture from a car driving past the rubble of a damaged building as Palestinians celebrate in the streets following a ceasefire, in Gaza City, May 21. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Palestinians celebrate in the streets following a ceasefire, in the southern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians celebrate in the streets following a ceasefire, in the southern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians celebrate in the streets following a ceasefire, in the southern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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Palestinians shake hands after returning to their destroyed houses following Israel- Hamas truce, in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians shake hands after returning to their destroyed houses following Israel- Hamas truce, in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians shake hands after returning to their destroyed houses following Israel- Hamas truce, in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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An Israeli soldier gestures as he walks near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, on its Israeli side, following Israel-Hamas truce, May 21. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli soldier gestures as he walks near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, on its Israeli side, following Israel-Hamas truce, May 21. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli soldier gestures as he walks near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, on its Israeli side, following Israel-Hamas truce, May 21. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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Palestinians hug each other after returning to their destroyed houses following Israel- Hamas truce, in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians hug each other after returning to their destroyed houses following Israel- Hamas truce, in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians hug each other after returning to their destroyed houses following Israel- Hamas truce, in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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A Palestinian woman puts her hand on her head after returning to her destroyed house following Israel- Hamas truce, in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian woman puts her hand on her head after returning to her destroyed house following Israel- Hamas truce, in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian woman puts her hand on her head after returning to her destroyed house following Israel- Hamas truce, in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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An Israeli woman offers flowers to an elderly by a shopping center in Ashkelon following Israel-Hamas truce, in Ashkelon, Israel, May 21.  REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli woman offers flowers to an elderly by a shopping center in Ashkelon following Israel-Hamas truce, in Ashkelon, Israel, May 21. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli woman offers flowers to an elderly by a shopping center in Ashkelon following Israel-Hamas truce, in Ashkelon, Israel, May 21. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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An Israeli woman cleans the floor in a bomb shelter before going back home, following Israel-Hamas truce, in Ashkelon, Israel, May 21. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli woman cleans the floor in a bomb shelter before going back home, following Israel-Hamas truce, in Ashkelon, Israel, May 21. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli woman cleans the floor in a bomb shelter before going back home, following Israel-Hamas truce, in Ashkelon, Israel, May 21. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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Palestinians, who took refuge in a United Nations-run school during the recent cross-border violence between Palestinian militants and Israel, return to their damaged home following Israel-Hamas truce, in Gaza, May 21. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians, who took refuge in a United Nations-run school during the recent cross-border violence between Palestinian militants and Israel, return to their damaged home following Israel-Hamas truce, in Gaza, May 21. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians, who took refuge in a United Nations-run school during the recent cross-border violence between Palestinian militants and Israel, return to their damaged home following Israel-Hamas truce, in Gaza, May 21. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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Israeli kids wake up and get organised in a bomb shelter before going back home following Israel-Hamas truce, in Ashkelon, Israel, May 21. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli kids wake up and get organised in a bomb shelter before going back home following Israel-Hamas truce, in Ashkelon, Israel, May 21. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli kids wake up and get organised in a bomb shelter before going back home following Israel-Hamas truce, in Ashkelon, Israel, May 21. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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Palestinians sit on the debris after returning to their destroyed house following Israel- Hamas truce, in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians sit on the debris after returning to their destroyed house following Israel- Hamas truce, in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians sit on the debris after returning to their destroyed house following Israel- Hamas truce, in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Palestinians celebrate in the streets following a ceasefire, in the southern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians celebrate in the streets following a ceasefire, in the southern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians celebrate in the streets following a ceasefire, in the southern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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An Israeli girl carries her sleeping items as she walks out of a public bomb shelter following Israel-Hamas truce, in Ashkelon, Israel, May 21. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli girl carries her sleeping items as she walks out of a public bomb shelter following Israel-Hamas truce, in Ashkelon, Israel, May 21. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli girl carries her sleeping items as she walks out of a public bomb shelter following Israel-Hamas truce, in Ashkelon, Israel, May 21. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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A Palestinian woman reacts after returning to her destroyed house following Israel- Hamas truce, in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian woman reacts after returning to her destroyed house following Israel- Hamas truce, in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian woman reacts after returning to her destroyed house following Israel- Hamas truce, in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Israeli soldiers sit together in a field near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, on its Israeli side, following Israel-Hamas truce, May 21. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli soldiers sit together in a field near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, on its Israeli side, following Israel-Hamas truce, May 21. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli soldiers sit together in a field near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, on its Israeli side, following Israel-Hamas truce, May 21. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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Palestinians ride a motorcycle past the site of an Israeli air strike, after Israel- Hamas truce, in Gaza, May 21.   REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinians ride a motorcycle past the site of an Israeli air strike, after Israel- Hamas truce, in Gaza, May 21. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinians ride a motorcycle past the site of an Israeli air strike, after Israel- Hamas truce, in Gaza, May 21. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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A Palestinian woman reacts after returning to her destroyed house following Israel-Hamas truce, in Gaza, May 21. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian woman reacts after returning to her destroyed house following Israel-Hamas truce, in Gaza, May 21. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian woman reacts after returning to her destroyed house following Israel-Hamas truce, in Gaza, May 21. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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Palestinians celebrate in the streets following a ceasefire, in the southern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians celebrate in the streets following a ceasefire, in the southern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians celebrate in the streets following a ceasefire, in the southern Gaza Strip, May 21. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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