Palestinian official: Gaza truce extended for 24 hours
Published Monday 18/08/2014 (updated) 19/08/2014 16:28
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.