The Palestinian delegation to the Cairo cease-fire talks was scheduled to hold a press conference at 9:30 pm to reply to the Egyptian proposal to extend the truce by another 72 hours.

However, the press conference was postponed until further notice, apparently at the request of the Egyptians.

Palestinian sources said the Egyptians were exerting heavy pressure on the Palestinian team to accept the proposal so as to allow more time to achieve a long-term cease-fire.

Earlier, the sources said that the Palestinian delegation might lave Cairo in wake of the failure of the cease-fire talks.

The sources quoted members of the Palestinian delegation as saying that little progress has been achieved so far in the last three days.

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