Hamas official: We will abide by truce if Israel does

Hamas is willing to return to the ceasefire if Israel agrees to abide by the terms which were agreed upon last June, the Egyptian newspaper, Al-Aharam reported on Tuesday. According to the report, senior Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar told the paper that the group would do an "situation assessment" at the end of the self-imposed 24-hour ceasefire, and decide then whether to extend it.