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Israel, Hamas agree to new 72-hour ceasefire

After a morning of back-and-forth negotiations with Egypt, both a Hamas official and Israeli officials told CNN that the sides would accept a new 72-hour ceasefire, beginning at midnight local time (5 p.m. ET).

Even this temporary truce is an unstable one at best, though. Israeli negotiators left talks in Egypt after Hamas militants again began firing rockets into southern Israel this weekend. And the Palestinian negotiators have warned that their cooperation is contingent on some Israeli response to demands presented to the Egyptian delegation.

"In the meantime," NPR's Jackie Northam reports, "the fighting continues."