Israel Offers 24-Hour Extension to Humanitarian Cease-Fire

For the first time in weeks, the people of Gaza felt safe venturing into the streets to access banks and stores.
1:40 | 07/26/14

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and to breaking news from the middle east now, where there is word of a possible 24-hour cease-fire being offered. But will both sides now agree? ABC's David Wright from gaza tonight, where a temporary break in the fighting allowed a taste of freedom again, but will it last that? Reporter: At 8:00 this morning, the ghost towns of gaza were suddenly teeming with life. Fishing boats ventured back out onto the water. The markets opened. The business, brisk. For the first time in weeks, people finally feel it's safe to venture out onto the streets. That's an atm machine. And check it out, the line extends all the way down the street. Relief, but with an edge of desperation. This was a run on the bank. The people don't know when they'll get another chance to get their money. 12 hours of daylight to clean up is not enough time. The damage in some areas so bad, it'll take years. The rubble is full of bodies. 85 pulled out of this neighborhood alone today. Full of memories too. This little boy plucked up a dusty teddy bear. Hassan Zukor went returning home. The house he'd spent his life-savings on is now a pile of rocks. He said, "It feels like my heart is full of knives." Tonight, Israel is offering a 24-hour extension of this humanitarian cease-fire, even after hamas lobbed three more rockets into Israel. For now, hopes for a lasting peace appear to be out of reach.

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