Hamas Agrees to Gaza Cease-Fire
Hamas militants say they will now agree to a new 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza, starting at 2 p.m. local time (1100 UTC).
Israel has yet to respond to Hamas on the latest call for a cease-fire.
Hamas made the statement Sunday shortly after Israel resumed its raids in Gaza following rocket fire from the Palestinian territory. A barrage of rockets were shot into Israel from Gaza hours before another cease-fire was scheduled to end.
Israel's military said "following Hamas' incessant rocket fire throughout the humanitarian window, which was agreed upon for the welfare of the civilian population in Gaza, the IDF will now resume its aerial, naval and ground activity in the Gaza Strip."
Palestinians say three people have been killed in Gaza since the shelling resumed.
Israel had agreed Saturday to continue the original 12-hour truce in Gaza another 24 hours, through Sunday at midnight local time (( 2100 UTC.))
However, Israel said it would respond to Hamas rocket fire during the extension and would continue to search for and destroy tunnels Hamas uses to smuggle weapons and fighters into Israel.
Hamas rejected the extension, saying Israel first had to withdraw its forces from Gaza.
Palestinians say their death toll has exceeded 1,000. Most of those killed have been civilians, including many children.
Israel says 43 Israeli soldiers and two civilians have died.
**Dozens Killed in Libya Clashes**
At least 38 people have been killed in the eastern Libya city of Benghazi as Libyan government forces clashed with armed Islamist militants on Saturday and Sunday.
Egypt's state media is also reporting the deaths of 23 Egyptians in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, after a rocket hit their home near the airport, where deadly fighting between rival militias is entering a third week.
Libya is facing the worst surge in violence since the 2011 war that ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi.
The United States, the United Nations and Turkey have removed diplomatic staff.
In statements issued in the past few days, the U.S. State Department and Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office also recommended their citizens in Libya depart immediately by commercial means.