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Gaza ceasefire 'extended by a day' Gaza conflict: ceasefire 'extended by a day'
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Gaza ceasefire extended for further 24 hours after talks in Cairo, Palestinian official tells the BBC. Israel yet to comment. The Gaza ceasefire has been extended for a further 24 hours after talks in Cairo, Palestinian and Israeli officials have told the BBC.
More to follow. The current ceasefire came into effect last Wednesday, but was due to expire at midnight (21:00 GMT) on Monday.
Officials say that 2,016 Palestinians and 66 Israelis have died since Israel began its offensive on Gaza on 8 July.
Earlier, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israeli forces would hit back hard if Hamas resumed rocket fire.
He said the military was "ready for all scenarios" and were prepared "for very resolute action if fire resumes".
The 24-hour extension was confirmed by the Egyptian government, who said Palestinian and Israeli delegations had agreed to continue negotiations for a permanent deal.
Negotiating teams returned to Egypt's capital Cairo for indirect talks on Sunday following consultations.