Celebrating a ceasefire

A ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their conflict in Gaza went into effect and joyous Palestinians streamed into the streets of the battered enclave to celebrate. [25 photos total]

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Palestinian children hold guns as they celebrate with others what they said was a victory over Israel, following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. (REUTERS/Suhaib Salem) #
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Palestinians celebrate what they said was a victory over Israel following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem) #
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A Palestinian throws sweets as others celebrate what they said was a victory over Israel, following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. (REUTERS/Suhaib Salem) #
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Palestinians sit on a couch as they return to the remains of their house, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli offensive, after a ceasefire was declared, in the east of Gaza City August 27, 2014. (REUTERS/Suhaib Salem) #
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A Palestinian militant celebrates with people what they said was a victory over Israel, following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. (REUTERS/Majdi Fathi) #
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Palestinians celebrate what they said was a victory over Israel, following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem) #
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Palestinian Hamas militants hold their weapons as they celebrate with people what they said was a victory over Israel, following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem) #
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Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum is carried by Palestinians as they celebrate what they said was a victory over Israel following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem) #
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A Palestinian woman stands outside her house, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli offensive, after a ceasefire was declared, in the east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip August 27, 2014. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa) #
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Masked Palestinian children wearing Hamas' armed wing headbands celebrate with others what they said was a victory over Israel, following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem) #
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Palestinians riding a donkey cart return to their houses as they celebrate with others what they said was a victory over Israel, following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. (REUTERS/Suhaib Salem) #
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A Palestinian family leaves a United Nations-run school sheltering displaced Palestinians, before making their way home after a ceasefire was declared, in the east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip August 27, 2014. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa) #
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Palestinians riding in a vehicle celebrate as they return to the Shejaia neighborhood, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during the Israeli offensive, following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. (REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot) #
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A Palestinian waves a Hamas flag as others celebrate what they said was a victory over Israel, following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. (REUTERS/Suhaib Salem) #
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A Palestinian boy looks out of his damaged house after a ceasefire was declared, in the east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip August 27, 2014. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa) #
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A Palestinian woman carrying her children returns to their house in the Shejaia neighborhood, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during the Israeli offensive, following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. (REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot) #
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Members of a Palestinian family ride a motorcycle past destroyed houses as they return to their house in the east of Khan Younis, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during Israeli offensive, following a ceasefire in the southern Gaza Strip August 26, 2014. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa) #
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A Palestinian boy holding a Hamas flag rides in a motorbike rickshaw as they celebrate what they said was a victory over Israel, following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. (REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot) #
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Hamas militants display weapons as they celebrate what they say was a victory over Israel, in front of a destroyed house in the Shejaia neighborhood east of Gaza City August 27, 2014. (REUTERS/Majdi Fathi) #
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Palestinians release fireworks as they celebrate what they said was a victory by Palestinians in Gaza over Israel following a ceasefire, in the West Bank city of Ramallah August 26, 2014. (REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman) #
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Palestinian militants from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) take part in a news conference in Gaza City August 27, 2014. (REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot) #
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Palestinians celebrate what they said was a victory by Palestinians in Gaza over Israel following a ceasefire, in the West Bank city of Ramallah August 26, 2014. (REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman) #
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A Palestinian woman dries her clothes outside her house, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli offensive, after a ceasefire was declared, in the east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip August 27, 2014. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa) #
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Palestinian fishermen pull their net at the beach of Gaza City August 27, 2014. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem) #
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A woman and her kids react during the funeral of their relatives - two Palestinian children Mohammed and Oamr al-Brim who witnesses said were killed in an Israeli air strike before a ceasefire was declared, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip August 27, 2014. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa) #

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