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Despite shaky start, Gaza truce extension holds

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Millions in Gaza and southern Israel on Thursday enjoyed a welcome extension to a temporary truce despite a rocky start which saw a flurry of rocket fire and air strikes. 

Israelis gather during a protest calling on the government and the army to end Palestinian rocket attacks from Gaza once and for all, in Tel Aviv on August 14, 2014

Egyptian mediators brokered a five-day extension to an existing truce to allow for further negotiations on a long-term ceasefire to fighting that has killed 1,962 Palestinians and 67 people on the Israeli side since July 8.

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