A cease-fire deal to end nearly three days of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants has held throughout the night as of Monday, signaling the latest round of violence may have abated.
The flare-up was the worst fighting between Israel and Gaza militant groups since Israel and Hamas fought an 11-day war last year, and adds to the destruction and misery that have plagued blockaded Gaza for years.
Over three days, 43 Palestinians were killed, including 15 children and four women.
Life for hundreds of thousands of Israelis was disrupted during the flareup as the Iran-backed Palestinian Jihad militant group fired hundreds of rockets at Israel.
Security precautions imposed in recent days on residents of southern Israel were being gradually lifted Monday.
People in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, which was hit by Gaza rockets in recent round of fighting, were divided over the fragile truce.
"Its about time there's ceasefire," said local resident Orel Kakuoli, while another called it "an illusion."
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