22 November 2012
Last updated at 01:12
Palestinians have taken to the streets of Gaza to celebrate a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the territory.
Eight days of violence have left more than 150 people dead, the vast majority of them in the Gaza Strip. Despite this, many Gazans hailed the truce as a "victory".
The ceasefire announcement was made in Cairo by Egyptian Foreign Minister Kamel Amr and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Egypt played a pivotal role in brokering the truce.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel wanted to take the "opportunity" of the ceasefire, but warned that a "wider military operation" could be needed in future.
Khaled Meshaal, the exiled leader of Hamas, told reporters in Cairo that his Islamist movement would respect the ceasefire if Israel did.
Israel launched about 1,500 air strikes and other attacks on Gaza during the eight days of conflict. At least 150 people in the Gaza Strip have been killed.
An Israeli air strike in the early hours of Wednesday destroyed a huge compound in Gaza City that housed a Hamas interior ministry office.
Militants in Gaza fired about 1,000 rockets into Israel in the past eight days, killing five Israelis. This woman was injured in a rocket attack on the town of Arugot, near Ashdod.
Before the truce was announced, 21 people were injured in an explosion on a Tel Aviv bus, in what Israeli police said was a "terrorist attack". Hamas later welcomed the "martyrdom operation".
Thousands of Israeli troops were deployed along the Gaza border, in preparation for a possible ground invasion.