The leading option right now is still a ground invasion, but the target of this operation is an improved cease-fire, and if that can come without the invasion, fine,” a close aide to Mr. Barak said Tuesday, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he is not Mr. Barak’s authorized spokesman. “But, of course, Hamas has to agree, and there has to be a mechanism to make it work. — Israel Likely to Reject 48-Hour Cease-Fire Plan
We have run out of food. Our warehouses are empty. — United Nations Relief and Works Agency director John Ging on food supplies in Gaza.