Palestinian negotiators still to decide on Gaza truce extension: official

CAIRO:Palestinian negotiators in Cairo are still mulling an extension of a ceasefire with Israel set to expire in hours on Friday, a member of the delegation said.

Egyptian mediators asked the Palestinians during a long overnight  meeting to extend the 72-hour ceasefire, and they will reach a decision before it expires at 0500 GMT, the delegation member told AFP.

“Egypt asked us for a 72-hour extension, we will meet now to decide  before 8:00 am (0500 GMT),” the official said.Delegation members in Cairo had accused Israel of stalling the negotiations on their demands for an end to the blockade of Gaza and the release of prisoners.

Source : APP