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Israel agrees to extend Gaza truce by four hours

Palestinian rescue officers remove a body from the rubble of a building where at least 20 members of the Al-Najar family were killed, including at least 10 children, by an Israeli strike in Khan Younes, in the southern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP/Eyad Baba)

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israel has agreed to extend by four hours a humanitarian truce agreed with Hamas and other armed groups in the Gaza Strip Saturday, an Israeli government source said, declining to be named.

It was not immediately clear if Hamas, which controls Gaza, had also agreed to prolong the original 12-hour cease-fire and continue the quiet until midnight.

 

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