Latest Palestine News since the Israel-Hamas ceasefire – This is a series of articles on the latest Palestinian news reported in today’s media. From the ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel to China’s financial aid to the Palestinians.
Latest Palestine News since the Israel-Hamas ceasefire
MilitaryEzyInfo.com – As you know, the fighting between Israel and Hamas has been going on for about 11 days now. According to the Palestinian Health Authority, at least 232 people have been killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza. Meanwhile, according to Israeli authorities, a series of rocket attacks by Hamas from Gaza have killed 12 civilians.
So, what’s the latest news from Palestine today? Here is a summary of the information.
The Truce Between Israel and Hamas
The latest news from Palestine today concerns the ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas. Egypt will be the mediator and will oversee the agreement in Tel Aviv, Israel, and Palestine.
Hamas confirmed that the ceasefire began on Friday (May 21, 2021). Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also approved Egypt’s proposal.
US Welcomes Ceasefire
The latest news from Palestine today also comes from Uncle Sam’s country, the United States. The United States has welcomed the ceasefire in order to avoid prolonging the conflict.
U.S. President Joe Biden said both Palestinians and Israelis have the right to live in safety and enjoy the same freedom, prosperity, and democracy.
Joe Biden promised to distribute humanitarian aid in the Palestinian West Bank. He emphasized that this aid was not directed to Hamas.
Hamas Claims Victory – Gaza Residents Overjoyed
After the ceasefire, Hamas claims victory in a conflict with Israel. According to the latest Palestine News Today, Khalil Haya, a senior member of Hamas’ political bureau, told Gaza residents to celebrate the deal.
Hamas has hailed the 11-day battle as a successful resistance against a militarily and economically powerful opponent.
Reuters reported that Gazans took to the streets chanting “takbeer” to celebrate the ceasefire announcement.” Gaza residents shouted “Allahu Akbar” and “Alhamdulillah” to celebrate the ceasefire.
Gaza’s main streets were filled with cars, drivers honking their horns and waving flags from their windows.
Reaction to China’s Support for Palestine
China has responded well to the ceasefire. It welcomed it and said it was time for the international community to “extend a helping hand” to the region, providing $1 million in emergency aid and another $1 million as the United Nations (UN) works to rebuild Palestine.
Not only that, the Chinese authorities will distribute 200,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine (COVID-19) in Palestine.
Call for boycott of Israeli products
In today’s latest Palestinian news, there is also a call for a boycott of Israeli products. A campaign called BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) is calling on world public opinion to exert economic pressure on Israel and the multinational corporations that are believed to be “complicit” in Israel’s human rights abuses in Palestine.
The official website of BDS states that it advocates a simple principle: “Palestine has the same rights as the rest of humanity. The group has received support and faced organized resistance in its mission to achieve justice in Palestine.
Omar Barghouti, the founder of the BDS movement, told Al Jazeera, “There is a widespread belief that Israel is an apartheid state that should be subject to sanctions, boycotts, and expulsions, just like South Africa used to be”.