The U.S. and the U.N. announced a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Hamas starting at 8 a.m. local Gaza time Friday.
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00:02 Nearly a month of violence Hamas and Israel agreed to
00:05 with 72 hour unconditional cease fire. The announcement made by the
00:09 US and United Nations in a joint statement says the deal
00:13 will give innocent civilians that much needed reprieve from the violence.
00:17 The cease fire will begin at 8 AM local time in
00:20 back and last for three days though forces on the ground
00:24 will stay in place. The statement says during this time civilians
00:28 in Gaza will receive urgently needed humanitarian relief. And the opportunity
00:32 to carry out vital functions including airing the dead. Taking care
00:36 of the injured and restocking food supply. Earlier Thursday prime minister
00:41 Benjamin Netanyahu said his country would -- knowledge -- network of
00:45 tunnels with or without a cease fire. More than 14100 people
00:49 have died during the conflict the majority of them Palestinian civilians.