Israel pounds Gaza despite peace efforts
Hamas, the dominant group in the Gaza Strip, and its allies fired more rockets into Israel, triggering sirens in Tel Aviv. One hit a town on the fringes of Ben-Gurion International Airport, lightly injuring two people, officials said.
“I see no light at the end of the tunnel,” she told Israel’s Army Radio.
Sparking widespread celebrations in Gaza, Hamas’ armed wing announced on Sunday that it had captured a soldier. It displayed a photo ID and army serial number of the man, but did not show any image of him in their hands.
Israel has agreed to mass releases of Palestinian prisoners in the past to secure the freedom of captured soldiers, or even for the return of the bodies of its citizens.
The Israeli military said it had killed 183 militants.
Palestinian militants in Gaza said they wanted a five-hour cease-fire on Tuesday to allow residents to emerge from their homes and seek vital supplies. Israel rejected the request for security reasons, a defense official said.
Dispatched by U.S. President Barack Obama to the Middle East to seek a ceasefire, Kerry held talks on Tuesday in Cairo with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri.
Egypt was key to securing an end to a previous bout of Gaza fighting in 2012, but the country’s new leadership is openly hostile to Hamas, potentially complicating the negotiations.
Livni said the Hamas demands were unacceptable to both Israel and Egypt.
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