Hamas agrees to 24-hour Gaza humanitarian truce

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Jul 27 2014 07:00 PM | Updated as of Jul 28 2014 03:40 PM

GAZA CITY - Hamas on Sunday belatedly said it has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce, shortly after Israel announced a resumption of hostilities in 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 2:00 pm (1100 GMT)," Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement.