New Gaza truce for five days: chief Palestinian negotiator

Head of the Palestinian delegation Azzam al-Ahmed gives a press conference at a hotel in Cairo late on Aug 13, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Head of the Palestinian delegation Azzam al-Ahmed gives a press conference at a hotel in Cairo late on Aug 13, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

CAIRO (AFP) - A new ceasefire in Gaza will last five days, said senior Palestinian negotiator Azzam al-Ahmed on Wednesday, after he and other officials initially spoke of another 72-hour lull.

"It will last for five days," he said, adding more time was needed to discuss "some" remaining disputes with Israel over a long-term truce.

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