GAZA: Cease fire extended between Israel and Palestine.
Subsequent to an unsteady start, an extended cease-fire in Gaza appeared to be holding today. Rockets were fired from Gaza late Wednesday, as the initial truce drew towards its end. Israeli airstrikes in reaction to the Gazan rockets added to fears that fighting was initiating again.
Israeli and Palestinian officials said they had accepted the five-day extension of the truce. The initial three-day cease-fire had expired at midnight.