Israel, Palestinians agree to extra truce

August 14, 2014 7:22 PM

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Egyptian mediators have clinched an agreement from Israel and the Palestinians to extend a Gaza truce just minutes before it was to expire at midnight.

Three days of frantic shuttle diplomacy had appeared in jeopardy only an hour earlier when a rocket struck Israel late on Wednesday, striking an open area near Gaza's northern border shortly after sirens rang out across the south.

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