Hothayfa: "The doors and windows in our house are broken, and there are bullets in the walls. My father, brothers and I are cleaning up the house and trying to fix things because we cannot live in it without windows or doors.
"The question is: is Israel's operation over? We were not expecting the cease fire now, because we heard that the IDF will be continuing its operation. The Palestinian groups agreed to a ceasefire, but the Israeli soldiers are still present in Gaza. The Israelis probably made up the ceasefire story in order to show the international community that they have the will to end their operation. I still cannot make up my mind. This week is a trial period. We hope it remains quiet.
"We hope everything goes well; there's an improvement, and after the storm the sun rises. I just hope that after all our losses something good will come out."