The Long Wait, for Gazans and Israelis

Israel is not thinking of reoccupying the Gaza Strip, but every day of waiting for news from Cairo could weaken what Israel achieved at the beginning of the operation and increase the risk of a disaster in which innocent people are hurt.

It was another day of waiting in the Gaza Strip. While Israeli envoys held indirect discussions in Cairo on a cease-fire with Hamas through the Egyptians, the Israel Defense Forces continued pounding targets in Gaza, killing more than 20 Palestinians.