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Secretary of State John Kerry touched down at Israel's main airport on Wednesday, a trip made in defiance of Federal Aviation Administration bans on travel to the Jewish state.
A Hamas force wearing Israeli army uniforms emerged from a tunnel inside Israel and inflicted losses on Israeli troops before being wiped out.
Israel on Tuesday continued to fire back at Hamas terrorists in Gaza, striking overnight five mosques and a sports complex while bringing the death toll to more than 500.
Sen. Chris Murphy, Connecticut Democrat, said Tuesday that Israel's military objectives in the conflict in Gaza notwithstanding, the country needs to be aware that rising civilian casualties could simply serve the long-term interests of Hamas as a recruitment tool.
Israel's ambassador to the United States praised the Obama administration for standing in support of the now two-week-old Israeli military campaign against the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas on Tuesday, despite calls this week by President Obama for a cease-fire.
A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on all flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine.
President Obama called for a cease-fire Monday between Israel and Hamas, saying Israeli defense forces have done "significant damage" to the terrorist organization in heavy fighting.
A spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel is "looking into" a claim from the militant wing of Hamas that it captured an Israeli soldier during fighting early Sunday.
With diplomats from Middle Eastern states and several outside powers scrambling to stem the spiraling Israeli-Palestinian crisis on Monday, President Obama called for a cease-fire and cited "serious concerns" about the rising toll of dead on both sides.