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Celebrations, recriminations as Gaza truce holds

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Israeli politicians on Thursday returned to the campaign trail as the streets of Gaza came back to life after a truce ended eight days of bloodshed, with both sides claiming victory while remaining wary. 

Palestinians gather to listen to Gaza Strip Hamas leader Ismail Haniya delivering a speech in Gaza City. Israeli politicians on Thursday returned to the campaign trail as the streets of Gaza came back to life after a truce ended eight days of bloodshed, with both sides claiming victory while remaining wary.

Following a night of quiet skies after an Egyptian-brokered truce deal came into effect at 1900 GMT, Gaza's Hamas prime minister hailed the territory's multiple militant groups for respecting the ceasefire.

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