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Hamas claims victory in conflict with Israel after ceasefire

A senior Hamas figure claims victory in the conflict with Israel in a speech to thousands of people celebrating in Gaza City after a ceasefire came into place.

“This is the euphoria of victory,” said Khalil al-Hayya, the second most senior member of the Islamist terror group’s political bureau in the Gaza Strip. He also promises to reconstruct homes destroyed by Israeli airstrikes.

Palestinians celebrate in the streets following a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, in Gaza City on May 21, 2021. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)

AFP

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