Hamas: Truce May Come Soon

It’s not a ceasefire until the rockets stop. A Hamas spokesman said on Tuesday that a ceasefire is “in the hands of the Israelis,” while Egyptian officials said a deal is “imminent.” The death toll in the Gaza conflict has hit 115. Both sides have been meeting with Egyptian officials in hopes of brokering a peace deal. As the seventh day of violence begins, a Hamas leader says that to end this “crazy war” Israel has to first stop its bombardment and then lift its Gaza blockade. Israel, despite being open to diplomacy, has amassed tens of thousands of soldiers along the border—more a sign of a ground invasion, less “let’s talk peace.”