Hamas agrees to a 24-hour Gaza truce ahead of major Muslim holiday

Global News

WATCH: Hamas militants started firing rockets toward Israel just as the original cease-fire expired, and there’s no indication that Hamas has agreed to the Israel’s cease-fire extension. Paul Johnson reports.


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GAZA, Gaza Strip – Hamas on Sunday agreed to observe a 24-hour truce in Gaza after initially rejecting a similar Israeli offer, as fighting resumed and the two sides wrangled over the terms of a lull that international diplomats had hoped could be expanded into a more sustainable truce.

After Israel announced a 24-hour truce late…

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