Fighting came to a halt on the Gaza, as Biden and other world leaders pleaded with Palestine and Israel to stop the war. Egypt, Qatar and the United Nations assisted in mediating the truce.
With both states claiming some form of victory, Palestinians touting their sword of Jerusalem and Israel’s PM saying Hamas can’t hide anymore, the rest of the world is hoping the truce will hold.
The conflict between Israel and Palestine dates back to the end of the 19th century. In 1947, the United Nations adopted what’s known as the Partition Plan, which sought to divide the British Mandate of Palestine into Arab and Jewish states. On May 14, 1948, the State of Israel was created, sparking the first Arab-Israeli War. The war ended in 1949 with Israel’s victory, but 750,000 Palestinians were displaced and the territory was divided into 3 parts: the State of Israel, the West Bank (of the Jordan River), and the Gaza Strip.