#AceBreakingNews – GAZA CITY – August 19 – With the five day cease-fire due to end both Israeli and Palestinian negotiators agreed to extend a temporary ceasefire in Gaza by 24 hours on Monday night, as talks in Cairo struggled to secure a long-term deal to end the six-week conflict US Guardian reported.
Long negotiations ended late on Monday night with the Palestinian delegation claiming the two sides were still some way from an agreement, and hinting that the ceasefire would not be extended again if a lasting truce still could not be finalised on Tuesday.
"Until now there is no progress," said Azzam al-Ahmad, the chief Palestinian negotiator, as the previous five-day ceasefire ended at midnight.
"There are hidden voices who are trying to put obstacles in our way.
We have agreed on an extension for another day – just one day.
Whether we agree or not, just one day."
According to Haaretz the word is this will be the last cease-fire there will be no more stated Hamas. In a statement:
’ No more truce extensions after this, Hamas official says Izzat al-Rishq accuses Israel of raising demands that undermine Cairo talks ‘
The actual question is how much of this posturing will it take for someone to compromise.