We should keep fighting, southern Israeli says

While some Israelis welcomed the ceasefire on Friday (May 21) after 11 days of fighting, others rejected it and said Israel should have fought on.

"I'm against the ceasefire with Gaza. I think we should continue the fighting, continue the fighting until Hamas will collapse totally," said 25-year-old student Mark Dan Kiri.

Despite the truce announcement, Hamas warned it still had its "finger on the trigger" and demanded Israel end the violence in Jerusalem and address the damage in the Gaza Strip after the worst fighting in years.

Aerial bombardment of the densely populated area killed 232 Palestinians, while rocket attacks killed 12 people in Israel during the conflict.

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