Gaza Conflict 2014: Israel Conditionally Agrees To Extend Cease-Fire With Hamas

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A Palestinian woman loads her suitcases onto a luggage cart before crossing into Gaza through Israel's Erez crossing August 6, 2014. A Gaza truce was holding on Wednesday as Egyptian mediators pursued talks with Israeli and Palestinian representatives on an enduring end to a war that has devastated the Hamas Islamist- dominated enclave. Reuters

As the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas stood for a second day, Israeli conditionally agreed Wednesday to extend the halt to hostilities. It’s unclear whether Hamas also intends to continue the cease-fire.

"Israel has expressed its readiness to extend the truce under its current terms,” an anonymous Israeli official told the U.K.’s ITV.

A 72-hour cease-fire, which took effect at 8 a.m. Tuesday local time and is set to expire on Friday, was agreed to on Monday. The conflict in Gaza is nearing one month. 

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