Israeli tanks have crossed into Gaza, escalating the war to the next level. Tanks backed by helicopters advance, in spite of international pressure and calls for a cease-fire.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is visiting the region next week, and U.S. President Bush and U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon both spoke in favor of an internationally monitored truce.
President Bush, in a radio address taped Friday, accused Hamas of an “act of terror” in its rocket attacks into Israel and suggested that no cease-fire would be acceptable without monitoring to halt the flow of weapons to terrorist groups.
But Hamas, in its first reaction to the proposal on Saturday, seemed cool to the idea of international monitorsClick here for reuse options!
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