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Palestinians celebrate in the streets following a ceasefire in the southern Gaza Strip

Gaza - The auctioneer's enthusiastic cry at a major fishing port in Gaza welcomes the hustle and bustle of shootings and explosions as life slowly begins to return to normal after 11 days of hostilities between Hamas and Israel.

Palestinian officials put reconstruction costs at tens of millions of dollars in Gaza, where medical officials said 248 people were killed in the fighting. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the bombing campaign had killed "more than 200 terrorists" in Gaza. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that circumstances surrounding such killings over the past months remain disputed.

During the last war in 2014, "we had humanitarian pauses, where people were able to get out", she said.

Authorities have begun distributing tents and mattresses in Gaza, as the United Nations said at least 6,000 people had been made homeless by the bombardment.

Lorries bringing much-needed medicine, food and fuel entered Gaza Friday through the Kerem Shalom crossing after Israel reopened it.

On Saturday, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) called for "the full adherence" to the ceasefire and stressed the immediate need for humanitarian aid for Palestinian civilians.

Peace talks have stalled since 2014, including over the status of occupied east Jerusalem and Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

The site has often been the scene of Israeli-Palestinian violence and was the epicenter of the 2000 Palestinian intifada, or uprising.

They had also sought to quell protests against the expulsion of Palestinians from their homes in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah, to make way for Jewish settlers.

After a night out on the water, fishermen unloaded their bounty of crabs, shrimp and other fish at first light Sunday at Gaza City's al-Mina port, where Hamas police were present to maintain order. Hamas and other armed groups launched more than 4,000 rockets at Israel, majority intercepted or landed in open spaces. "If I had 50 sons, I would tell them to go and fight Israel", he said.

"That's why we created a Jewish state", he said of the establishment of the country in 1948 on land where Palestinians lived.

But the weekend saw Israeli police crack down again on stone-throwing protesters at the highly sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in a sign of how volatile the situation remains.

Abbas paid tribute to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi for the efforts Egypt has made in the way for de-escalation and the reconstruction of Gaza, the Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

The incident was reminiscent of the tensions that sparked the latest round of conflict.



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