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  8/1/2014, Av 5, 5774

US to Pressure Israel, Hamas into Extending Truce

According to AFP, Deputy Secretary of State William Burns - a veteran career diplomat frequently tasked with delicate missions - will travel to Egypt this weekend to take part in talks as part of the three-day truce that took effect Friday, the official said.

The US placed enormous pressure on Israel to accept a ceasefire since earlier this week, when Secretary of State John Kerry convened special talks in Paris with envoys from Turkey, Qatar, and Hamas in Gaza.