Palestinian Official Says Cease Fire With Israel Extended

A Pales­tin­ian offi­cial says the truce with Israel will be extended for 5-days. So far, there’s been lit­tle progress reported in the nego­ti­a­tions in Egypt between the Israeli’s and Pales­tini­ans. Israeli offi­cials say three rock­ers were launched from Gaza into south­ern Israel a cou­ple of hours before the cur­rent three day cease­fire was sched­uled to end. Hamas wants the block­ade of Gaza, started in 2007 by Israel and Egypt to end. Israel says the blockade’s needed to stop arms smug­gling. Israel also wants Hamas to dis­arm, or at least be pre­vented from re-arming.