Gaza residents react to US-brokered ceasefire


PA news agency says Turkey has offered to end hostilities in Gaza.

The United States has said it will end its military operations in Gaza if the Palestinian territories agree to halt rocket fire from Gaza into Israel.

The announcement came after a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House on Monday.

Turkish President Recep Erdogan arrives for a meeting with US President Mike Pence at the US embassy in Ankara on August 14, 2017.

The agreement comes as the US and Israel seek to resume peace talks.

A statement from the US State Department said it would end its involvement in the Gaza conflict unless there is a ceasefire and the Palestinians agreed to a “firm, comprehensive and enforceable” cease-fire.

It said it had agreed to the deal to “ensure that the Palestinian people, and their legitimate security interests, are protected in the face of further escalation in the conflict”.

The ceasefire deal is aimed at curbing rocket fire by Hamas and other Palestinian factions and has been endorsed by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

Israel says it has been targeting Gaza since the Israeli offensive in 2007.

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