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Ceasefire extension reported

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The Israeli and Palestinian delegations reportedly agreed to extend their ceasefire for at least three days, according to several news reports Wednesday evening.

Meanwhile, three rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel two hours before the ceasefire was scheduled to expire at midnight. No injuries or damage were reported. Hamas denied firing the rockets.

The head of the Palestinian delegation, Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmed, announced the extension, according to the French news agency AFP. A cease fire extension was reported as well on the Hamas and Islamic Jihad television stations, according to the Times of Israel. No Israeli officials appeared to confirm, however.

Meanwhile, a separate rocket landed on an Egyptian house near the Gaza border on Wednesday night, killing a 13-year-old girl. Two of the girl’s siblings were injured in the attack in el-Mattallah, a Sinai town, but it is not clear from where the rocket was fired from, the Times of Israel reported.

In another incident Wednesday, an Italian journalist, his translator and three Palestinian bomb disposal experts were killed in Gaza while trying to defuse an unexploded Israeli missile.

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