Hamas Changes and Accepts 24-Hour Truce

Hamas announced that it would accept a 24-hour humanitarian truce after rejecting Saturday's deal for a ceasefire extension. "It has been agreed among resistance factions to endorse a 24-hour humanitarian calm," said Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri. The humanitarian truce was set to begin at 2:00 p.m. local time.. However, Reuters notes that as of that time, both Israelis and Palestinian still appeared to be exchanging violence. Israeli missiles could be heard, as well as warning signals in Israeli border towns, which suggest militants had fired. On Saturday, Israel agreed to an extension of a 12-hour ceasefire on the condition its military could continue locating and destroying military tunnels stemming from Gaza city. One tunnel was found to lead directly to a bedroom in an Israeli kibbutz. Hamas rejected this offer, but its new proposal marks a change of mind. Israel is currently reviewing the conditions of the new ceasefire.