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Ceasefire holds in Gaza

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There was quiet at the Israel-Gaza border after a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians, scheduled to last 72 hours, began at 00:00 on Monday (August 11).

Residents of Gaza City, displaced by weeks of fighting, returned home and shops started to open.

Markets bustled, as Gazans took the opportunity to stock up on supplies.

Elsewhere, four wounded Palestinians arrived in the Turkish capital Ankara for treatment.

Turkey is seeking Israeli and Egyptian agreement for an air corridor to proceed with plans to evacuate hundreds of people from Gaza.

A month of war has claimed more than 1,900 Palestinian lives according to the United Nations.

Sixty-seven Israelis have been killed.