Taking A Holiday From Terrorism: Hamas Asks for 24-Hour Cease Fire with Israel for Muslim Holiday

hamas2Editor’s Note: First Hamas rejects Israel’s offer for a ceasefire. Now they want to take a break from killing Israelis to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Very mature, Hamas!

Hamas says it has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the truce would go into effect at 2 p.m. (7 a.m. ET) Sunday. The three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, which caps the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, is expected to begin Monday or Tuesday, depending on the sighting of the new moon.

Israel had offered a 24-hour truce late Saturday, but Hamas rejected it, firing more rockets on Israel. In response, Israel’s military resumed operations in Gaza.

This article continues at cbsnews.com

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