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UPDATE: Hamas agrees to 24-hour ceasefire
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the truce would go into effect at 2 p.m. (7 a.m. ET) Sunday.
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A Palestinian woman carries her belongings past the rubble of houses destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, July 26, 2014
The Associated Press

Hamas says it has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war ahead of a major Muslim holiday.
    
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the truce would go into effect at 2 p.m. (7 a.m. ET) Sunday. The three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, which caps the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, is expected to begin Monday or Tuesday, depending on the sighting of the new moon.
    
Israel had offered a 24-hour truce late Saturday, but Hamas rejected it, firing more rockets on Israel. In response, Israel's military resumed operations in Gaza.
    
Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, an Israeli army spokesman, did not say if Israel would hold its fire during the time requested by Hamas, but said troops would continue demolishing Hamas military tunnels.

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  1. Frankie posted on 07/27/2014 05:40 AM
    Israel uses weapons to protect its citizens. Hamas uses citizens to protect its weapons. They don't care about humanitarian causes and Gaza citizens suffer the consequences.
  2. Concerned Troll posted on 07/27/2014 08:12 AM
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    6.00: G-Had TV.
    Morning prayers.

    8.30: Talitubbies.
    Talitubbies teach toddlers to say "Jihad" as their first word. Dipsy and Tinky-Winky then repair a surface-to-air missile launcher.

    10.00: The Apprentice.
    Ten young Muslims complete a variety of tasks - this week they learn how to construct a bomb and blow themselves up in a falafel market.

    12.00: Ready, Steady, Jihad!
    Celebrities make lethal devices out of everyday objects.

    12.30: Panoramadan.
    The program reports on Jewish attempts to take-over not only the world, but the entire solar system as well.

    13.30: Xena.
    Modestly dressed housewife Xena stays at home and is beaten by husband when she dares to speak.

    16.30: Countdown.
    Can the Jewish prisoners defuse the bomb in their cell before the timer runs down?

    17.00: Koranation Street.
    10yr old girl faces execution for getting raped.

    17.30: Middle-East Enders.
    The entire cast is jailed for unislamic behaviour.

    19.00: Who wants to be a Muhajadin?
    Mahmoud Tarran asks the questions. Will contestants phone a mullah?go 'inshallah', or ask the Islamic council?

    21.30: Big Brother.
    Who will be taken out of the house and executed this week?

    22.00: Imam Ted.
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    Midnight: When Imams Attack.
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A Palestinian woman carries her belongings past the rubble of houses destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, July 26, 2014
The Associated Press

Hamas says it has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war ahead of a major Muslim holiday.
    
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the truce would go into effect at 2 p.m. (7 a.m. ET) Sunday. The three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, which caps the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, is expected to begin Monday or Tuesday, depending on the sighting of the new moon.
    
Israel had offered a 24-hour truce late Saturday, but Hamas rejected it, firing more rockets on Israel. In response, Israel's military resumed operations in Gaza.
    
Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, an Israeli army spokesman, did not say if Israel would hold its fire during the time requested by Hamas, but said troops would continue demolishing Hamas military tunnels.

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  1. Frankie posted on 07/27/2014 05:40 AM
    Israel uses weapons to protect its citizens. Hamas uses citizens to protect its weapons. They don't care about humanitarian causes and Gaza citizens suffer the consequences.
  2. Concerned Troll posted on 07/27/2014 08:12 AM
    Muslim Television Guide
    ------------------------

    6.00: G-Had TV.
    Morning prayers.

    8.30: Talitubbies.
    Talitubbies teach toddlers to say "Jihad" as their first word. Dipsy and Tinky-Winky then repair a surface-to-air missile launcher.

    10.00: The Apprentice.
    Ten young Muslims complete a variety of tasks - this week they learn how to construct a bomb and blow themselves up in a falafel market.

    12.00: Ready, Steady, Jihad!
    Celebrities make lethal devices out of everyday objects.

    12.30: Panoramadan.
    The program reports on Jewish attempts to take-over not only the world, but the entire solar system as well.

    13.30: Xena.
    Modestly dressed housewife Xena stays at home and is beaten by husband when she dares to speak.

    16.30: Countdown.
    Can the Jewish prisoners defuse the bomb in their cell before the timer runs down?

    17.00: Koranation Street.
    10yr old girl faces execution for getting raped.

    17.30: Middle-East Enders.
    The entire cast is jailed for unislamic behaviour.

    19.00: Who wants to be a Muhajadin?
    Mahmoud Tarran asks the questions. Will contestants phone a mullah?go 'inshallah', or ask the Islamic council?

    21.30: Big Brother.
    Who will be taken out of the house and executed this week?

    22.00: Imam Ted.
    Sitcom about three imams who live on a tiny island in the Persian Gulf. This week, Imam Dhuga'il accidentally burns down the mosque, while Imam Jakh is stoned to death for drinking alcohol.

    Midnight: When Imams Attack.
    Amusing footage shot secretly in mosques. The filmers were also secretly shot.
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