A Palestinian boy sleeps at a United Nations-run school sheltering displaced Palestinians from the Israeli offensive, in Beit Lahiya town in the northern Gaza Strip August 12, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held a second day of indirect, Egyptian-mediated talks Tuesday, seeking a formula for an extended cease-fire before a 72-hour truce ends at midnight Wednesday.Hamas is demanding an end to a blockade that has ravaged Gaza's economy. Israel says the blockade is needed to keep Hamas, which fired thousands of rockets into Israel during the war, from smuggling weapons. Another member of the Palestinian delegation reported some progress, saying Israel had offered a number of gestures aimed at improving life for Gaza's 1.8 million residents.The month-long Gaza war has killed more than 1,900 Palestinians, the majority of them civilians, Palestinian and U.N. officials say. In Israel, 67 people have been killed, all but three of them soldiers.
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