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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Report: Hamas' al-Aqsa Television station hit, Hamas asks for 24-hour truce beginning at 2:00 pm local time


And perhaps that has something to do with the fact that Hamas has now asked for a 24-hour truce beginning at 2:00 pm, which would cover much of the Eid-el-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan.
Hamas Islamist militants have agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in its conflict with Israel in the Gaza Strip that should start within the hour, the group's spokesman said on Sunday.

"In response to UN intervention and considering the situation of our people and the occasion of Eid, it has been agreed among resistance factions to endorse a 24-hour humanitarian calm, starting from 2 p.m. on Sunday," Sami Abu Zuhri told Reuters.

There was no immediate word from Israel, which called off its own 24-hour truce earlier in the day after Hamas fired a volley of rockets into southern and central Israel.
The request was made through UN Middle East envoy Robert Serry, and Israel's cabinet is meeting on it at this writing. Although it's unlikely, I would love to see us say no. 

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