Hamas call for 'humanitarian calm' in Gaza

Militant group Hamas is calling for a 24 hour period of "humanitarian calm" in Gaza after a previous ceasefire was broken.

The Palestinian group said the new call was partly because of the occasion of Eid, the Muslim festival that celebrates the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

"In response to U.N. intervention and considering the situation of our people and the occasion of Eid, it has been agreed among resistance factions to ndorse a 24-hour humanitarian calm, starting from 2 p.m. on Sunday," spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told Reuters.