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  8/13/2014, Av 17, 5774

Israel and Hamas Agree to Extend Ceasefire

Israel and the Palestinian Arabs agreed late Wednesday to extend a ceasefire in Gaza for another 72 hours after failing to reach a long term agreement in Cairo-mediated talks, an Egyptian official said, according to AFP.

A previously agreed three-day ceasefire was set to expire on Wednesday at midnight, though Hamas violated it just after 9:00 p.m. when it fired at least one rocket towards the Hof Ashkelon area.