Israel extends Gaza ceasefire, but Hamas resumes rocket fire

A Palestinian woman pauses amid destroyed buildings in the northern district of Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip during an humanitarian truce on July 26, 2014Israel is extending a lull in its devastating Gaza offensive for another 24 hours, officials said, but Hamas resumed rocket fire and warned no ceasefire was valid without the withdrawal of Israeli tanks. Israel’s cabinet “approved the UN request regarding a humanitarian ceasefire to run until midnight (2100 GMT) Sunday”, an Israeli government official told AFP on condition of anonymity late Saturday.

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