With Israeli elections just days away, we gauge voter sentiment ahead of a contest that will likely return Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to power. But many voters are disillusioned, not excited about the prospects ahead.
No ceasefire has been agreed but fighting is reported to have died down in the Gaza Strip. The lull in the violence came at the start of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
Israel has bombarded the Gaza Strip in a wave of deadly strikes and targeted the house of Hamas' deputy chief. The fresh bloodshed comes as the UN secretary general demands the violence stop "in the name of humanity."
US President Barack Obama has urged Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu to work for a sustainable ceasefire, as the death toll mounts in Gaza. Netanyahu said Israel must put security first.
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