Hamas agrees to 24-hour holiday truce in Gaza, starting at 2pm (1100 GMT) Sunday: AFP

AFP , Sunday 27 Jul 2014

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal (Photo: Ahram)

Hamas on Sunday belatedly said it has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce, shortly after Israel announced a resumption of its onslaught against Gaza following a day-long pause.

"In response to the UN's intervention request to monitor the situation... it has been agreed between the resistance factions that a 24-hour humanitarian truce will start from 2:00pm (1100 GMT)," Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement.

Israel Killed 1,050 Palestinians and injured thousands in its 3-week-old war against Gaza.

*This story was edited by Ahram Online

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