Cairo Peace Talks Fail and Cease-Fire Collapses in Gaza (Update: Cease-Fire Is Extended)

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Aug. 13 2014 3:41 PM

Cairo Peace Talks Fail and Cease-Fire Collapses in Gaza (Update: Cease-Fire Is Extended)

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Israeli soldiers at a Gaza checkpoint today.

Photo by Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

Bad news from Israel, via Haaretz correspondent Barak Ravid:

Reuters, meanwhile, reports that air warning sirens went off in Israel minutes ago; the three-day cease-fire was scheduled to end at midnight local time, which is 5 p.m. ET. The Israel Defense Forces' Twitter account says a rocket was fired into the country from Gaza. Per CNN's Jake Tapper, Hamas has denied it launched the rocket.

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Update, Aug. 13, 4:50 p.m.: Multiple sources report another cease-fire has been negotiated.

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