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  8/8/2014, Av 12, 5774

UN Urges Extension of Gaza Truce


The UN urged on Thursday an extension of the truce between Israel and Hamas to let humanitarian aid reach Gaza, hours before a three-day ceasefire was due to end.

"The 72-hour-ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian factions that entered into force on 5 August must continue to hold," James Rawley, the UN humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian Authority-controlled territories, said in a statement quoted by AFP.