Tranquility in Second Day of Truce in Gaza

12.08.2014 - Prensa Latina

Ramallah, Aug 12.- In peace and hope woke today the residents of the Gaza Strip in a second day of truce used to find food, water and personal belongings still in rubble. Life returned to normal, witnesses said on Tuesday, referring to the 72-hour break started a day earlier and allowing the development of the round-table in Egypt, a mediator country in the current crisis.

This is the second truce respected from the beginning of the offensive, the first culminated last Friday, and both were accepted by the parties at the request of the mediator State in the conflict. 36 days ago began the aggression from Tel Aviv to Gaza with over 1,940 Palestinians dead and 67 Israelis, 64 of them soldiers.

People in Gaza are focus their hopes on the results emanating from the talks resumed yesterday at the headquarters of the intelligence of Cairo, to reach an agreement with both parties.

On the Strip, overcrowded territory, living thousands of Palestinians displaced from their homes since July 8 last and refuges into schools of the United Nations (UN) places included in the bombings.

Personal vehicles, ambulances, residential buildings, schools, hospitals, were destroyed during the preceding days.

Some people back today to find belongings and try to identify the places where they used to live, reduced to dust, stones and debris.

Among the ruins highlight some toys shrapnel by chewed and as signal of children that were forced to leave their homes in search of supposedly safer refugees.

The main victims of the armed fighting were civilians, according to UN figures confirmed that reflect 73 percent of those in the list of deaths in Gaza, 244 of them children.

The reports also highlight the deaths of hundreds of women and elderly.

Disasters caused by attacks are still for being minutely quantify but preliminary assessment indicates that the reconstruction of the enclave will need between four to six billion dollars.(Prensa Latina)

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