A new, five-day cease-fire between Israel and Hamas was holding Thursday despite a brief overnight exchange of rockets and airstrikes.
The two sides agreed Wednesday to extend the halt in fighting for five days to give Egyptian-brokered negotiations a chance to bring about an agreement to end the conflict that has raged for more than a month.
However, Israel said it carried out airstrikes early Thursday on Palestinian militant targets in the Gaza Strip in response to Palestinian rocket fire. At least eight rockets were fired into Israel Wednesday night.
No casualties have been reported.
Israeli military said the rocket attacks began two hours before a three-day cease-fire expired. An official of Hamas, which controls Gaza, said its forces had not staged any such attacks and accused Israel of violating the cease-fire.
Palestinian negotiator Azzam Ahmed said the extended cease-fire would begin at midnight Wednesday and continue until Monday.
Each side reportedly had agreed on measures to facilitate the movement of goods and people across the Gaza border, but they appeared to still be far apart on a Palestinian demand that an airport and seaport be allowed in the enclave and Israel's demand that Palestinian fighters disarm.
There was no comment from Israel.
Israel's security cabinet, which has determined the course of the Gaza conflict, was scheduled to meet later on Thursday to discuss the proposals being put forward by the Egyptians, Reuters reported.
Members of the Palestinian delegation said they would return to Cairo for more talks on Sunday, according to Reuters.
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon earlier had told Israeli armed forces to be prepared for a possible resumption of hostilities.
He warned that he did not know if there would be a new cease-fire agreement and that Israeli forces would return fire and resume operations if shooting erupted.
During the five weeks of conflict more than 1,900 Palestinians were killed, mostly civilians, and some 9,000 others were wounded.
The Israeli death toll included 64 Israeli soldiers and three civilians.
Senior Hamas leader Khalil al-Hayya speaks to the media upon his return to Gaza City from truce talks in Cairo, Aug. 14, 2014
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo enters a tunnel exposed by the Israeli military on the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border, Aug. 14, 2014.
Part of a tunnel exposed by the Israeli military is seen on the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border, Aug. 14, 2014
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres (second from left) and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, right ride an armored vehicle during a tour near the border with the Gaza Strip, Aug. 14, 2014.
Children collect water during a five-day truce in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, Aug. 14, 2014.
A Palestinian worker walks inside al-Awdah food factory in Deirl al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, Aug. 14, 2014.
A worker looks out of the severely damaged al-Awdah food factory in Deirl al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, Aug.14, 2014.
People sit in wooden boxes to represent living conditions in Gaza, during a protest, Parliament Square, London, Aug. 14, 2014.
This Monday, Aug. 11 2014 photo shows Associated Press video journalist Simone Camilli in Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip. Camilli, 35, was killed in an ordnance explosion in the Gaza Strip, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 together with Palestinian translator Ali She
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