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In a lengthy news conference with reporters Wednesday, President Obama defended Israel's right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas, saying he had no sympathy for the group classified as a terrorist organization by the U.S.
He does, however, have "great sympathy" for the ordinary people struggling in Gaza, he said, as he laid out the U.S. goals to end the violence.
A controversial character himself, Moshe Feiglin, the deputy speaker of the Israeli parliament, responds to Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan after Hamdan called him out in a fiery interview with Wolf Blitzer. Feiglin, a conservative member of the Knesset, also defends his comments calling for Palestinians to move to "tent encampments" in Sinai.
As an Israeli delegation arrives in Cairo for peace talks with Palestinian representatives, Egypt will, once again, play a crucial role as an intermediary. CNN's Elise Labott reports on what is different this time around.
Late Monday, Israel and Palestinian factions, including Hamas, agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire proposed by Egypt. While both sides still appear suspicious of each other, the deal seems to be holding for the moment.
In a tense interview, Wolf Blitzer challenges the Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan on comments he made suggesting that Jews killed Christians and mixed their blood in holy matzo.
CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on the collapse of the 72 hour cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.
CNN's Tom Foreman tells the Israeli and Hamas versions of what allegedly happened during a cease-fire violation.
The U.S. and U.N. have announced that all parties have agreed to a three-day unconditional cease-fire in Gaza.
After a strike on the only power plant in Gaza, CNN's John Vause reports on how the lack of power has exacerbated the suffering of those in Gaza - from traffic lights to hospitals.
Polls show Israeli Jews do not want a cease-fire. Instead, as CNN's Sara sidner reports, they want Hamas crushed.