Hamas spokesman in Gaza confirms cease-fire deal

A Hamas spokesman said Tuesday that his organization is committed to an Egyptian-mediated truce deal with Israel set to go into effect Thursday. Sami Abu Zuhri said Hamas will commit to the "zero hour" declared by Egypt. An official Egyptian statement earlier Tuesday said the cease-fire will go into effect on Thursday at 6 a.m. Israeli officials declined to confirm a deal, but said Israel's negotiator in the truce talks was rushing to Cairo.