Gaza Cease-Fire Ends, No Agreement Reached on Extension

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_065fe7249a.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (JERUSALEM) -- A 12-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas ended on Saturday, and despite efforts to negotiate an extension, no deal was reached. The two sides had been discussing a four-hour extension of the humanitarian truce. During the 12 hour truce, Palestinians in Gaza stocked up on supplies and retrieved the bodies of the dead.

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, the death toll includes over 1,000 people killed in Gaza. The Israel Defense Forces notes that three more soldiers were killed in combat since Friday night, bringing the total number of Israeli deaths to 43, including 40 soldiers.

Israel said on Saturday evening that mortars were fired from Gaza into Israel.

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