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Official: Israel leans toward extending Gaza truce

1 year ago July 26, 2014 Jul 26, 2014 Saturday, July 26 2014 Saturday, July 26, 2014 9:44:51 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: KARIN LAUB

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - An Israeli government official says Israel is "leaning toward" extending a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by at least four hours.

The truce was to end at 8 p.m. (1700 GMT) Saturday.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of sensitivity of the ongoing discussions, said Israel's government was leaning toward extending the lull.

Israeli media reported that Israel's Security Cabinet would convene on Saturday night.

Separately, the office of the top United Nations envoy in the region, Robert Serry, said he is urging Israel and Hamas to extend the truce by 24 hours.

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