Hamas has agreed to a 24-hour truce, just hours after firing rockets deep into Israel to end another cease-fire.
The terrorist group on Sunday said it would abide by the terms of the truce, which it had initially rejected. The “Holiday Truce,” as the Associated Press dubbed it, comes ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim month of Ramadan.
The truce went into effect at 2 p.m. local time, according to Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri.
The latest cease-fire comes after a 12-hour truce that ended when Hamas fired a dozen rockets toward Israel, some targeting Tel Aviv. The rockets caused no casualties or damage, but did prompt Israel to “resume its aerial, naval and ground activity in the Gaza Strip,” the AP said.