Israel, Hamas Hold Talks in Egypt

    A picture taken from the southern Israeli Gaza border shows smoke billowing from a spot targeted by an Israeli air strike inside the Gaza strip on November 16, 2012. Israeli warplanes carried out multiple new air strikes on the Palestinian territory, including several hits on Gaza City, the third day of an intensive campaign which the military has said is aimed at stamping out rocket fire on southern Israel. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ        (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Representatives of both Hamas and Israel held separate meetings with leaders in Egypt Sunday after an Israeli bomb killed 11 people in Gaza earlier in the day. Seventy Palestinians have been killed since Wednesday, including 20 children, pushing Hamas toward its newly Islamist neighbors, like Egypt, for support. Hamas officials say there’s only one condition that will put an end to the string of rocket attacks on Israel: an overthrow of the blockade of the Gaza territory that would allow for free movement of people and goods in and out of Gaza along with a guarantee that Israel will stop all attacks. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to "significantly expand" military operations.

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