Hamas and Israel may agree to 12-hour humanitarian cease fire

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Updated: 7/25/2014 4:15 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Britain's U.N. ambassador says there may be "an extremely short" humanitarian pause in the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas on Saturday lasting several hours.

Mark Lyall Grant told reporters Friday that Britain is very disappointed at the failure to reach agreement on a sustainable cease-fire but perhaps a humanitarian pause "will open up a little bit of space to work on a more sustainable cease-fire."

U.S. officials later said Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu had agreed to a 12-hour cease-fire in principle, but did not say if it came with a starting time. A Hamas spokesman, Sami Abu Zuhri, said the group agreed to a 12-hour lull, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Lyall Grant said key foreign ministers will be meeting in Paris on Saturday "to decide precisely on the next steps."

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Nevadadad - 7/25/2014 4:56 PM
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First, local veteran, thank you very much from my entire family, for that part of your life that you gave to defend your country. Secondly, you're absolutely right. The terrorists only want time to regroup, and to think of new ways to make the press think it's the Israelis who are intentionally killing civilians. Hamas is putting those civilians in front of the rocket launching areas to try to keep Israel from destroying those rockets. NO MORE CEASEFIRES. The only ones who ever honor them are the Israelis anyway.

local veteran - 7/25/2014 4:31 PM
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no more ceasefires. it only allows for hamas to reload rockets to fire at Israel.

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