The cessation of violence in Gaza has sparked hope among many Gazans displaced from the north of the strip who are now looking forward to returning home and burying the bodies of their loved ones.
Since the beginning of the recent conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants, hundreds of thousands of civilians, mostly from the northern Gaza Strip and those who had been displaced earlier, have sought shelter in UN-run schools and shelters across the strip.
Yet with the ceasefire mediators Egypt, Israel and the Palestinians are working towards a long-term ceasefire agreement, many of these displaced people hope they can soon return to their homes and resume their lives. Some are even eager to go back to their homes so they can reclaim the remains of their loved ones or bury any those who killed in the bombing.
The war in Gaza has killed more than 2,000 Palestinians and left 70,000 people homeless. The current truce is only a first step in rebuilding the homes and lives of those affected by the fighting, allowing people the chance to reclaim what is theirs and build a more peaceful tomorrow.