Israel agrees to six-hour Gaza humanitarian truce
An explosion from an Israeli air strike is seen over the northern Gaza Strip - REUTERS/Amir Cohen

JERUSALEM: The Israeli army said it has agreed to a UN request to halt its attacks on the Gaza Strip for six hours Thursday on humanitarian grounds.

“Between 10:00 and 16:00 (0700-1300 GMT), the Israel Defense Forces will cease operational activity within the Gaza Strip and hold its fire,” it said in a statement.

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