Latest News Wires Hamas calls for holiday cease-fire, hours after rejecting similar truce

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said a 24-hour holiday truce would go into effect at 2 p.m. local time, Sunday. But shortly after the truce was to have started warning sirens wailed in southern Israel and the military said three rockets landed in the area.

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Hamas on Sunday agreed to observe a 24-hour truce in Gaza after initially rejecting a similar Israeli offer, as fighting resumed and the two sides wrangled over the terms of a lull that international diplomats had hoped could be expanded into a more sustainable truce.