Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel and Hamas representatives are expected to be in long negotiating sessions today.

A temporary Israel-Hamas truce is holding for a second day as indirect negotiations on a lasting ceasefire and a long-term solution for the battered Gaza Strip are set to resume in Cairo.

Israel Radio said the Israeli delegation would return to the Egyptian capital today after a short stay in Israel.

The Israeli military said no incidents – neither Hamas rocket fire at Israel nor Israeli strikes in Gaza – were registered overnight.

A senior Israeli official said the “gaps between the sides were big”, while a Palestinian delegation member said Egyptian mediators told them they expected “an extremely long negotiating session” today.