Crisis in Gaza
  • Israel offered to suspend its offensive in the Gaza Strip during a brief visit by Egypt's premier if militants refrained from firing rockets at Israel, an official said, but the Palestinians unleashed a fresh salvo.

    Israeli soldiers ride on top of an armored personal carrier close to the Israel Gaza Border, southern Israel, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 9:30 PM EST
  • Palestinian official Saeb Erekat says Abbas canceled planned meetings in Switzerland on Thursday to rush back to the West Bank.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 7:00 PM EST
  • People look at a wreckage of the car in which was killed Ahmed Jabari, head of the Hamas military wing in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. The Israeli military said its assassination of the Hamas military commander marks the beginning of an operation against Gaza militants.

    Israeli airstrikes have hit a series of targets across Gaza City, shortly after the assassination of the top Hamas commander.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 5:30 PM EST
  • Palestinian mourners carry the body of Hamas militant Mohammed Al Qanoah during his funeral in Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. A Palestinian health official said Al Qanoah has died of wounds sustained in an Israeli airstrike on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. His death brings to seven the number of Gazans killed in Israeli airstrikes since Saturday.

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood criticized Israeli leaders over airstrikes in Gaza, accusing them of heating up the conflict to score political points ahead of elections.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 3:00 PM EST