As news of the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire filtered through to Gaza hundreds of Palestinians came out of hiding to celebrate.
After eight days of round-the-clock Israeli bombardment the people of Gaza have the opportunity to relax, at least for the moment.
During the conflict more than 140 Gazans died.
In Israel the mood was more subdued but overall the people from both sides of the divide appeared pleased that the killing was over.
“I think that to stop fighting is always the right move and I would like to believe that not fighting will also do more good than fighting, so I am happy to hear it,” said one Israeli man and another agreed: “It’s the right move, you know to stop violence. I would like to know the specifics but in principle I am for the ceasefire.”
It is now up to both sides to exercise patience.