Israel and Palestinian militants
intensified attacks against each other Tuesday after the collapse of a
cease-fire deal to end the conflict which began last week. Palestinians
say they hope for an end to the conflict, but not on Israel's terms.
The leaders of Hamas, the Palestinian political authority in Gaza,
have rejected an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire accepted earlier in
the day by Israel.
Hamas says it was not included in discussions of the deal, which called
for a temporary cease-fire to begin Tuesday, the opening of the borders
with Gaza, and talks between Hamas and Israel to take place in Cairo.
Officials from the group have also insisted on further conditions
including the lifting of an Israeli blockade on the Palestinian
Netanyahu warns of military escalation