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    Inside Story - The key players in the Israel-Gaza conflict

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    A ceasefire has come into effect in and around the Gaza Strip, after Israel and Hamas agreed to cease hostilities, following diplomatic efforts in Jerusalem, the West Bank and in Cairo. Many Palestinians in Gaza City took to the streets to celebrate the truce on Wednesday night, blasting car horns and setting off fireworks from rooftops amid celebratory gunfire. The Egyptian foreign minister announced the ceasefire agreement hours before it took hold at 19:00 GMT on Wednesday.