Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Israel And Hamas Under Pressure For Gaza Aid Truce

Israeli soldiers stand atop an armoured personnel carrier just outside the northern Gaza Strip December 30, 2008. (Nikola Solic/Reuters)

From Yahoo News/Reuters:

GAZA (Reuters) – Foreign powers stepped up calls on Israel and Hamas on Tuesday to halt hostilities after four days of Israeli air attacks on the Gaza Strip and rocket salvoes by the Islamist militants deep inside the Jewish state.

The Quartet of Middle East peace brokers -- the United Nations, United States, Russia and European Union -- urged an immediate ceasefire, a U.N. spokeswoman said after telephone consultations by the group's foreign ministers.

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