QUICK LINKS:

Israel: 12-hour Gaza cease-fire to start Saturday

Created: 07/25/2014 9:11 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

The Israeli military says a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza will start Saturday morning.

The military says in a statement that the lull will start at 8 a.m. local time Saturday and end at 8 p.m. local time. The statement warns that the military "shall respond if terrorists choose to exploit" the lull to attack Israeli troops "or fire at Israeli civilians." It also says that "operational activities to locate and neutralize tunnels in the Gaza Strip will continue."

A Hamas spokesman, Sami Abu Zuhri, said earlier Friday that the group had agreed to a 12-hour lull, starting at 8 a.m. local time Saturday.





News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.

Rochester

Scattered Clouds
42°
69° | 45°
  • Feels like: 42° F
  • Wind: WSW 3mph
  • Humidity: 92%
  • Wed Abundant sunshine
    72° | 48°
  • Thu Sunshine
    74° | 53°
  • Fri Sunny
    76° | 54°
  • Sat Sunshine
    77° | 55°