Latest News Wires Palestinians, Israelis agree on extending Gaza cease-fire, continue talks

Egypt announced a 24-hour extension in talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group, just minutes before a temporary truce was set to expire at midnight, averting a resumption of the fighting that has caused devastating damage across Gaza and disrupted life throughout southern Israel.

By , Associated Press

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Egypt late Monday announced a 24-hour extension in talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group aimed at salvaging a long-term arrangement that would allow reconstruction of the Gaza Strip following a monthlong war that killed more than 2,000 people.