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Palestinian official: Gaza truce extended for 24 hours

Aug. 18, 2014 8:08 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 19, 2014 4:28 P.M.)
CAIRO (AFP) -- Israeli and Palestinian 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 official said.

The current five-day ceasefire was set to expire at midnight local time.

"Both sides have agreed to a 24-hour ceasefire," the official with the Palestinian delegation in Cairo said.
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