Ministers call for extension of 12-hour Gaza ceasefire

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Foreign ministers from seven nations Saturday called for an extension of the 12-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.

"All of us call on the parties to extend the military ceasefire that is currently underway," Fabius told reporters after a gathering that included the foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Qatar, Turkey and the United States, Reuters reported.

An EU official also attended the meeting at the French foreign ministry.

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