Gaza City: I was covering the celebrations by Palestinians moments after the declaration of a ceasefire that ended a 51-day fighting between Israel and Hamas. Throwing sweets and chanting slogans, people took to the streets, riding vehicles and motorcycles, to celebrate what they said was victory over Israel. Moments before taking this picture, the battles between Israel and Gaza’s militants were taking place and explosions could be heard right up until the truce was announced. The scene was special as children were smiling, holding a pistol and weapon, and showing no sign of fear.
It was quite difficult to take the picture since there was not enough light, and the car was driving quickly. My movement was also restricted due to the traffic jams and flows of people in the streets.
Palestinian children hold guns as they celebrate with others what they said was a victory over Israel, following a ceasefire in Gaza City, August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem