Published: 2021-05-21 10:54
Last Updated: 2021-11-30 08:55
Palestinians in Jerusalem and Gaza celebrated as a ceasefire between Palestinian resistance groups and the Israeli Occupation took hold early Friday, with the sounds of fireworks filling the air.
'This is the first time the Sword of Jerusalem [Palestinian resistance] gave the Israeli Occupation no option but to agree to a ceasefire,' was what many Palestinians were saying.
The Jerusalemites, who gathered following Fajr prayers, chanted for the resistance and Gaza, and the leader of Al-Qassam Brigades, Muhammad Al-Deif.
Palestinian resistance factions called the ceasefire a "victory," as they praised God and broadcasted it through mosque loudspeakers.
In a majestic scene, Jerusalemites entered Al-Aqsa Mosque, performed prayers and celebrated after.
In Gaza, a reporter said, “Thousands of people went into the street to celebrate.”
According to AFP, a senior member of Hamas, Khalil Al-Hayya said, “this is the euphoria of victory,” while promising to reconstruct the homes destroyed by Israeli Occupation raids.
Late Thursday, the Israeli Occupation and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire following 11 days of violence that killed over 200 Palestinians.
The ceasefire went into effect at 2am Friday, following exchanges of fire.
US President Joe Biden said he would work to provide 'rapid humanitarian assistance' to Gaza, following devastation in the enclave by Israeli Occupation airstrikes.