Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed his country will not tolerate the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israeli terrority. He has even threatened to expand operations despite warnings from regional leaders.
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.
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."
Israel and Hamas have resumed fighting. Each side blames the other for the failure to uphold the 24-hour truce, Israel saying Hamas never stopped firing, and Hamas saying Israel isn't committed to peace.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called on Hamas and Israel to immediately halt all fighting. Israel has denied responsiblity for a fatal attack on a Gaza refugee site. A mortar has killed several civilians in southern Israel.
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