Aug 13, 2014
By Michael Kramer
Hopeful news from the Middle East.
The head of the Palestinian delegation negotiating a truce with Israel says Hamas has agreed to extend a cease-fire for another five days.
Azzam al-Ahmad says the cease-fire was meant to ensure a “positive atmosphere,” and noted there had been “lots of progress” in the talks.
Earlier a Hamas official had said the truce had been extended for 72 hours.