Israel, Palestinians agree to extend Gaza truce by 24-hour

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palestineCairo, Aug 19 (PTI) : Israeli and Palestinian negotiators here have agreed to extend a temporary truce by 24-hour to allow more time for negotiating a long-term ceasefire and end the month long conflict in the Gaza Strip that has left more than 2,000 people dead.

“We agreed on a 24-hour truce in order to give time to negotiations,” said Azam el-Ahmed, the head of the Palestinian delegation in Cairo.

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