Published Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 | 12:43 p.m.
Updated Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 | 2:12 p.m.
CAIRO — The head of the Palestinian delegation negotiating a truce with Israel says Hamas has agreed to extend a cease-fire for another five days.
Azzam al-Ahmad said late Wednesday the cease-fire was meant to ensure a "positive atmosphere," while noting there had been "lots of progress" in the talks.
A Hamas official earlier said the truce had been extended for 72 hours.
Israeli officials declined to comment.