07:41 GMT15 June 2021
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    On Thursday, Israel and Hamas agreed to an Egypt-brokered ceasefire after 11 days of rocket attacks and airstrikes.

    A rally to express solidarity with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip​ is taking place in London, on the second day of a ceasefire in the conflict.

    Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police in East Jerusalem in early May spiralled into the worst violence in years between Hamas and the Jewish state. Thousands of rockets were exchanged between Israel and Gaza-based Hamas before an Egypt-brokered ceasefire was struck on Thursday night.

    The 11-day hostilities killed 243 people in the Gaza Strip and 12 in Israel.

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