After the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) carried out heinous and ravaging aerial bombardment of Gaza, killing 232 Palestinians, including 65 children, it has finally agreed to a cease-fire with Hamas.
What Happened: The terms of the truce were brokered by Egypt. The Security Cabinet convened today and on unanimous acceptance of all security elements, the Chief of Staff, the head of the Shin Bet, the Head of the Mossad, and the head of the National Security Council, it was decided that a mutual unconditional ceasefire that will go into effect at 2 am local time on Friday.
The Response: People have heaved a sigh of relief and rejoiced as the ceasefire was announced.
At the same time, people have wondered if the ceasefire will change Palestinian lives drastically, as Israeli settler-colonialism and apartheid regime remains pervasive.