Egypt: No deal yet on Gaza cease-fire, talks to continue for 24 hours
Mohammed Daraghmeh, The Associated Press
Published Monday, August 18, 2014 6:21AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, August 18, 2014 4:42PM EDT
CAIRO, Egypt - The Egyptian government has announced a 24-hour extension in cease-fire talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group.
The announcement came late Monday, less than an hour before a temporary truce was set to expire in the Gaza war.
In a statement, Egypt confirmed a deal had not been reached but that talks on a long-term arrangement in the Palestinian territory would continue.
"Palestinians and Israelis agreed on extending ceasefire to 24 hours to continue current negotiations," Egypt's official news agency said, quoting an official statement.