Hamas agrees to another 24-hour Gaza ceasefire, yet attacks rage on

Hamas says it agrees to another 24-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.

Israel had offered a 24-hour truce late yesterday, but Hamas rejected it and fired more rockets on Israel.

Israel's military resumed operations in response.

Now, there's word new attacks were launched Sunday.

An Israeli spokesman did not say if Israel would hold its fire during the time requested by Hamas.

The group wants the ceasefire so they can observe the holiday that ends the period of Ramadan.

Meantime, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he realizes world opinion might be shifting away from his nation with every Palestinian civilian's death, but adds that the public relations battle cannot supersede Israel's security.

Netanyahu told CBS' "Face the Nation'' on Sunday that Palestinians are using their civilians as what he calls "human shields'' against Israel's military campaign into Gaza.

Netanyahu says his nation's efforts to secure itself will not yield despite growing concern about deaths at the hands of Israel's lethal force.

Netanyahu insists Israel is not targeting civilians, but adds Hamas wants non-military bodies to pile up for cameras to capture.

He also says Hamas must be both discredited and disarmed.

Also, a senior Palestinian official says Israeli aggression will not bring peace to the region.

Mohammad Shtayyeh says people under siege will react to defend themselves and that is what is happening in Gaza.

He says the only answer is for Israel to accommodate Palestinian demands for ending occupation and for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.

Shtayyeh is the minister of the Palestinian Economic Council for Research and Development.

He spoke on CNN's "State of the Union.''

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