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US hopes for new Gaza ceasefire in 'coming hours'

Aug. 8, 2014 11:36 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 8, 2014 11:36 P.M.)
WASHINGTON (AFP) -- The United States voiced hope Friday that Israel and Hamas would reach a new truce shortly after Palestinian militants ended a 72-hour ceasefire.

"Our hope is that the parties will agree to an extension of the ceasefire in the coming hours," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters.
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