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Israel agrees to extend Gaza war truce by 4 hours – Yahoo News

12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins

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The Cabinet minister, Yuval Steinitz, said a further extension of the humanitarian truce would be considered when the Israeli Security Cabinet meets later Saturday, after the end of the Jewish Sabbath. In Paris, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with European foreign ministers to find ways of building on Saturday’s lull, the longest so far since Israel-Hamas fighting erupted July 8. The top United Nations envoy to the Middle East, Robert Serry, urged the sides to halt their fire for an additional 24 hours. On Friday, Israel had rejected a proposal by Kerry and U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon to halt fire for a week and to begin talks during this period on easing the border blockade of Hamas-ruled Gaza. Hamas has said it would not halt fire until it won guarantees that the border blockade, enforced by Israel and Egypt, would be lifted. Raw: Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Clash Play Video Under a gradual extension of a humanitarian truce, Israel would not be required to discuss new border arrangements in Gaza.
Israel agrees to extend Gaza war truce by 4 hours – Yahoo News