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    Posted November 22, 2012 by
    Tel AVIV, Israel
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Israel-Gaza conflict: Your stories

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    First Sunrise After Truce with Hamas


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     iReporter theUSian, who lives in Tel Aviv, took this image as a kind of metaphor for the relief he feels after days of violence in Israel and Gaza. He says he is glad a truce has been struck and is optimistic it will hold - because he and his family and friends want to get back to normal life "as soon as possible". "My heart hopes the truce will hold and we'll find some way to have peace and it will last," he said. That said, he remains concerned that the cease-fire does not mean the end to violence. "Everyone has the feeling or fear underneath of when it could start again -- a week, two months, a year ..." he says. "We have these ceasefires then someone shoots rockets into Israel and it escalates again." Read CNN's latest report on the Israeli-Gaza conflict.
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    Tel Aviv wakes up to the first day of a ceasefire with Hamas.

    The city is sleepy and with a hangover... happy, but not believing.

    Hamas signed the truce, but what about the other groups that still keep shooting rockets into Israel. Will Hamas be able to police it's territory?

    How long will Israel go without shooting back?

    This is one of those times where you pray that there is some kind of under-the-table deal to keep the peace... because the original problems are still there, waiting to be solved...
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