The UN and US envoys had been trying since last year to engineer a permanent ceasefire needed to revive political negotiations stalled since late 2018 to end the conflict.
As the Tigray war wages on, the forces say they will commit to the ceasefire so humanitarian aid can flow into the north of the country.
In a delicate balancing act, Jerusalem condemns the war, seeks to mediate a ceasefire, helps Kyiv with humanitarian aid and flies Jews to Israel.
US assistance to Gaza is going to provide emergency shelter, food relief, health care and mental health care.
People in the regional capital, where communications were cut on Monday, said the incoming Tigrayan fighters were greeted with cheers.
After eight months of fighting, the Ethiopian government has declared a ceasefire following a request from the interim regional administration in Tigray.
The way the two sides handled the day shows just how much restraint they employed because neither Hamas nor Israel want to go back to war so soon.
IT SEEMS CLEAR that before any resolution of the Israel-Palestinian dispute is possible, the gulf that divides the Palestinian body politic must be bridged, at least in part.
Some two-thirds of Jewish Israelis (68%) believe that Operation Guardian of the Walls ended too soon.
Meanwhile, a group of 17 Senate Democrats sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, urging him “to immediately take steps to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.”