Official says Israel agrees to extend Gaza truce

July 26, 2014 5:36 PM

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An Israeli Cabinet minister says Israel has agreed to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours.

The minister, Yuval Steinitz, spoke Saturday on Israeli television station Channel 10. The initial lull agreed to by Israel and Hamas had begun at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT) Saturday.

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