Top diplomats in Paris, among them US Secretary of State John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, are calling for an extension to the 12-hour humanitarian truce between Israel and Hamas.
The lull is set to end at 8 pm local time.
“We all call on parties to extend the humanitarian ceasefire,” Fabius told reporters after a meeting in Paris with Kerry and their counterparts from Britain, Germany, Italy, Qatar and Turkey, as well as an EU representative.
#BREAKING: Top diplomats call for extension to 12-hour Gaza truce: French FM
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) July 26, 2014