Egypt says Gaza ceasefire extended for 24 hours

August 19, 2014 4:46 AM

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CAIRO, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Egypt announced Monday evening that Israeli and Palestinian negotiators agreed to extend ceasefire in the Gaza Strip for 24 hours, the official MENA news agency reported.

"Both sides have agreed to extend the ceasefire to 24 hours, to continue the ongoing negotiations," MENA said, quoting an official Egyptian statement.

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