1. CEASE-FIRE

    Obama Urges End to Hamas Attacks

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    The Hamas rocket attacks on Israel must end, President Obama told Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Monday. The two leaders were discussing ways to cut down on the cross-border fighting in Gaza and “underscored the necessity of Hamas ending rocket fire into Israel,” according to the White House. In a separate call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Obama also expressed his regret for the loss of Israeli and Palestinian lives the conflict has caused.

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