Gaza truce extended by 24 hours

Last updated 09:07 19/08/2014

Relevant offers

Middle East

Syria's lost generation: Children are main breadwinners in many families Child labour on the rise among Syrian children as crisis spirals: agencies Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal gives away $30b Dubai plans to 3D print an entire office building First Iraqi troops graduate Kiwi training Islamic State beheads women in Syria for 'sorcery' Kuwait detains 60 suspected of Islamist militant links Islamic State claims responsibility for 28 Shiite deaths in Yemen Brisbane man to 'die in battle or face jail' New Zealander 'deported from Israel'

Israeli and Palestinian officials have agreed to extend a Gaza ceasefire - which expired 9am NZ time - by another 24 hours.

The deal was confirmed in Cairo and then Jerusalem minutes before a five-day ceasefire was due to expire. A Palestinian official close to the talks in Cairo said the extension would give both sides time "to complete the negotiations".

An Israeli official and security source said in Jerusalem that "on Egypt's request the ceasefire shall be extended by 24 hours to allow further negotiations".

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content