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Gaza Cease-Fire Extended for Another 5 Days

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Posted on Aug 14, 2014

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Hamas and Israel agreed to have a few additional days added on to their recent 72-hour truce after a “tense countdown” and some confusion on both ends Wednesday night. The extension is meant to allow for further talks between the two sides.

The Guardian:

There was confusion immediately after the extension of the ceasefire was supposed to come into effect as well, with a series of rockets targeting southern Israel and Israeli military launching air strikes in Gaza in retaliation.

Hamas, the Islamist organisation in power in Gaza, had earlier denied they had launched rockets.

There were no immediate reports of casualties on either side.

Gamal Shobky, the Palestinian ambassador in Cairo, told the Guardian shortly before midnight there would be a five-day ceasefire to give more opportunity for negotiation. “We are very close but there are still some things to resolve.”

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—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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