Gaza truce extension fans hope of Cairo talks deal

Israel's military says eight Hamas rockets were launched

Israel's military says eight Hamas rockets were launched at Israel, but the firing stopped. (August 14, 2014 8:33 AM)

(AP) -- A five-day extension of a Gaza truce appeared to be holding despite a rocky start on Thursday, fanning cautious optimism of progress in the negotiations underway in Cairo between Israel and major Palestinian factions, including Hamas.

It's the longest cease-fire yet since the war broke out last month in the Gaza Strip. The fighting has so far killed more than 1,900 Palestinians, the...

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