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  8/18/2014, Av 22, 5774

Gaza Ceasefire to be Extended by 24 Hours

Israeli and Palestinian Arab negotiators agreed on Monday to extend a temporary ceasefire in Gaza by 24 hours to conduct more talks on a long-term truce, a senior Palestinian Authority (PA) official told the AFP news agency.

The current five-day ceasefire was set to expire at midnight local time (2100 GMT).