Israel rejects cease-fire proposal
The Israelis appear intent on carrying out a pre-planned drive to root Hamas out of Gaza, and reports indicate that ground troops are building up along the border as air strikes continue. The timing of the operation appears planned to take advantage of the sensitive transition period in the United States with Barack Obama's inauguration coming in a few weeks.
Hamas fighters also continue to launch rockets into Israel taking advantage of early morning mist that degrades the capability of Israeli reconnaissance drones.
Protestors hold placards during a demonstration against the Israeli attacks on Gaza as the motorcade of U.S. president-elect Barack Obama drives past in Kailua, Hawaii December 30, 2008. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry (UNITED STATES)
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An Israeli soldier jumped off a tank near the border wit the Gaza Strip on Wednesday. More Photos > By ETHAN BRONNER and TAGHREED EL-KHODARY JERUSALEM - After five straight days of punishing air attacks, Israel rejected a proposal for a 48-hour ...
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Israel rejects truce call, attacks Gaza