Israel agrees to extend Gaza truce by four hours -govt source

by Reuters
Saturday, 26 July 2014 15:49 GMT

JERUSALEM, July 26 (Reuters) - Israel has agreed to extend by four hours a humanitarian truce agreed with Hamas and other armed groups in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, an Israeli government source said, declining to be named.

It was not immediately clear if Hamas Islamists, who control Gaza, had also agreed to prolong the original 12-hour ceasefire and continue the quiet until midnight (2100 GMT). (Writing by Maayan Lubell; Editing by Crispian Balmer)

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