12-hour Gaza cease-fire to start Saturday

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The Israeli military said a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza will start Saturday morning.

The military said in a statement that the lull will start at 8 a.m. local time Saturday and end at 8 p.m. local time. The statement warned that the military "shall respond if terrorists choose to exploit" the lull to attack Israeli troops "or fire at Israeli civilians." It also said that, "operational activities to locate and neutralize tunnels in the Gaza Strip will continue."

A Hamas spokesman, Sami Abu Zuhri, said earlier Friday that the group had agreed to a 12-hour lull, starting at 8 a.m. local time Saturday.

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